Her Stem Story



A weekly podcast about Extraordinary stories of real women in the STEM. Listen to know more about some amazing work women across the globe have been doing in the different STEM and STEM-related fields.


  • Episode 88: 4 Steps To Powerful Goal Setting

    16/12/2019 Duration: 16min

    In this episode, Prasha will walk you through 4 Steps to powerful goal setting by helping you find clarity. Listen now to learn how you can use the CLARITY TOOL to help you set powerful goals for 2020. You can download the tool here - The Clarity Tool To work with Prasha and start uncovering your own unique self sign up for her FREE Conquer Your Career Discovery Call Now. Email Prasha at herstemstory@gmail.com with any questions and suggestions for future topics. 

  • Episode 87: A Pharmacologist & An Inclusivity Advocate

    11/12/2019 Duration: 38min

    Our guest today, Nour Al-Muhtasib is a postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Psychiatry at Yale University. She is passionate about mental health, making academia more inclusive, and cats. Nour is the first of her family to earn a Ph.D. In addition, to writing Twitter threads discussing her experiences, she likes to write science parodies using hit songs such as Let it go and Truth Hurts.  Listen now to Nour's unique STEM story. In this episode we discuss: 1) What does Neuropharmacology & Molecular Psychiatry mean? 2) What does a Post Doctoral position entail? 3) What got Nour interested in this unique field of research? 4) How Nour found a way out of a toxic lab situation? Links: www.twitter.com/nouronal website- www.nouronal.com  

  • Episode 86: How To Use Your Uniqueness In STEM

    09/12/2019 Duration: 15min

    In this episode, Prasha will walk you through 2 ways to use your uniqueness in STEM. Listen now to learn how you can leverage your unique strengths and increase your confidence.  To work with Prasha and start uncovering your own unique self sign up for her FREE Conquer Your Career Discovery Call Now. Email Prasha at herstemstory@gmail.com with any questions and suggestions for future topics. 

  • Episode 85: A Cellular & Molecular Biologist & Diversity Advocate

    05/12/2019 Duration: 34min

    Our guest today is Tori Quintana, she has a Bachelor of Science in Cellular & Molecular Biology and is pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona. She is an enthusiastic scicommer on Instagram and an advocate for promoting STEM for women. In this episode we talk about: 1. How she got interested in Science? 2. How she overcame challenges during college? 3. Her tips for successful graduate school applications. 4. Her favorite resources for balancing school & life.  Links: Tori's Instagram  

  • Episode 84: How To Find Your Unique Self in STEM

    02/12/2019 Duration: 12min

    In this episode, Prasha will walk you through 3 things that you can do today to start uncovering your uniqueness and what this knowledge can do for your career in STEM and in life.  To work with Prasha and start uncovering your own unique self sign up for her FREE Conquer Your Career Discovery Call Now. Email Prasha at herstemstory@gmail.com with any questions and suggestions for future topics. 

  • Episode 83: A Computer Engineer & Tech Startup Co-Founder

    27/11/2019 Duration: 40min

    Our guest today is Tina Huang, the CTO, and co-founder of Transposit. She graduated from MIT with a Computer Engineering Degree, went on to work for Apple. Tina pivoted from engineering to blogging to studying humanities to working at Google & Twitter to finally starting her own company. Tina's story is filled with interesting pivots! Listen now to this interesting STEM story.  In this episode we discuss: 1. How Tina got interested in Computer Engineering? 2. What Transposit came about and how the startup is changing API composition? 3. How she is driving a diverse & inclusive culture at her company? 4. Her pivot into studying humanities & what she learned from it? 5. How Transposit is making coding more exciting for women? Links: https://twitter.com/kmonkeyjam https://www.linkedin.com/in/tinahuang2/    

  • Episode 82: How To Conquer Your STEM Career

    25/11/2019 Duration: 14min

    In this episode, Prasha will walk you through 3 simple ways to start conquering your career in STEM.  Prasha is proudly launching her Conquer Your Career BETA Calls, sign up to reserve your free call now: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17617864&appointmentType=12124575  

  • Episode 81: An Environmental Engineer & Research Scientist

    20/11/2019 Duration: 49min

    Our guest today is Dr. Tracy Fanara, an environmental engineer, and research scientist, currently managing the Environmental Health program at Mote Marine Laboratory, where she investigates, designs, and implements strategies to alleviate manmade and natural impacts on the environment and human health. You may have seen her on Mythbusters the Search, Animal Outtakes, Awesome Planet, or as an expert on The Weather Channel. In this episode we talk about: 1. What is Environmental Engineering? 2. How & why Tracy chose environmental engineering? 3. What her day at Mote Marine Laboratory looks like? 4. How did she get into mainstream Science Communication? 5. Her biggest advice for women in STEM. Links: Instagram - @inspectorplanet https://mote.org/staff/member/tracy-fanara https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-the-search/bios/tracy-fanara Register for our 2nd Birthday Party: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aaktHU41Q6SS0eK5rNl8RQ  

  • Episode 80: What Not To Do In Your STEM Careers

    18/11/2019 Duration: 16min

    In this episode, Prasha walks you through 6 things you shouldn't do in your STEM careers. This is the jist of Prasha's talk at The STEM Success Virtual Summit 2019.Learn more about STEM MEDIAwho organized this amazing event. Going forward, the new episode schedule is ; Monday - Solo Episode With Our Host Prasha & Wednesday - An Interview With An Amazing Woman in STEM.  For solo topics, suggestions email us at herstemstory@gmail.com. Follow us on Instagram.

  • Episode 79: A Digital Nomad & A Science Communication Trainer

    13/11/2019 Duration: 01h09min

    Our guest today is Jessica Rohde, a science communication trainer who successfully pivoted her career from research to science communication. She was a speaker at our online conference and she is committed to building a supportive community of women in STEM.  Originally from Seattle, Washington, Jessica now lives a digital nomad lifestyle, where she travels and works remotely. She has lived and worked in 33 countries. She currently manages a community of scientists who research the Arctic, helping them connect online and form interdisciplinary collaborations. It's her passion to help others enter the expanding field of science communication. In this episode, we talk about: 1. What does it mean to be a digital nomad? 2. What got her interested in Science Communication? 3. How she pivoted from research to this unique career path? 4. Her 3 takeaways from our online conference. Links:  Instagram - @rockyrohde Twitter -@rockyrohde www.rockyrohde.com   Get recording links to Wonder Women in STEM 2019  

  • Episode 78: 5 Lessons I Learnt From Our Online Conference

    11/11/2019 Duration: 14min

    On Nov 2nd & 3rd 2019, Her STEM Story hosted it's 2nd Annual Wonder Women in STEM Conference, a 2-Day Online Conference. The event was aimed at women in STEM from around the world. The theme of this years' event was to help women FORGE THEIR UNIQUE PATH IN STEM FIELDS.  In this episode, I discuss the 5 things I learned from this event as an organizer, host, a speaker, and an attendee myself.  Agenda:https://www.dropbox.com/s/vzw8141kzf8xp76/%23WWinSTEM19_Agenda-3.pdf?dl=0 Buy Recorded Links - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recording-links-wonder-women-in-stem-2019-tickets-81245813415 Use #WWinSTEM19 on social media and tag us.    

  • Episode 77: A STEMpreneur & A Non-Profit Founder

    30/10/2019 Duration: 49min

    Lorena Soriano is a Forbes U30 Fellow, ‘STEMpreneur’, and Co-Founder of both Isoline Consulting and the non-profit organization Global Girls Give where she is also the Co-CEO. She believes in work-life integration and uses her creativity developing an innovative business strategy for Science & Tech clients during the workday and for crushing bouldering problems at her local climbing gym afterward. Lorena is a champion for women of color in STEM and the most approachable person online. Listen to Lorena's inspiring STEM story.  In this episode we talk about: 1. Lorena's transition from Business to STEM. 2. How she became a Forbes 30 Under 30 Fellow? 3. What does it mean to have your personal board of directors? 4. Secrets to successful networking both in-person and online. Register for our online conference to hear Lorena talk about how to build your personal board of directors? Links:  @girlchangetheworld @weareisoline  http://www.isolineconsulting.com  

  • Episode 76: A Neuroscientist, Science Writer & Podcaster

    24/10/2019 Duration: 30min

    Our guest today is Katherine Bassil, s doctoral fellow at the School of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Prior to beginning her doctorate, Katherine obtained an MSc degree in Fundamental Neuroscience from Maastricht University and a BSc Biology degree from the Lebanese American University, in Byblos, Lebanon. Katherine is also a freelance science writer, she is a frequent contributor to Nature magazine, Massive Science, The Observant newspaper and more. Among other topics, she has written about women in STEM, neuroethics, and rejection in academia. Finally, Katherine recently founded and hosts a science podcast "Neuroethics Police" where she raises awareness on the ethical and societal implications of neuroscience by interviewing experts in the field. In this episode we discuss: 1. About her current research work? 2. How she handles rejection in academia? 3. Her work in neuroethics and the importance of it. 4. How she has c

  • Episode 75: Who Are We & Why You Should Listen

    22/10/2019 Duration: 17min

    In this solo episode, I want to share with you what is Her STEM Story, who is behind the show & why you should care about our content? I also say a lot of thank yous to everyone who makes this show possible! For strategies and tips to help you in your STEM journey, register for our upcoming online conference at www.wonderwomeninstem.com. Use coupon code HERSTEMSTORY19 for 25% off. 

  • Episode 73: 3 Reasons Why You Should Not Attend Our Conference

    10/10/2019 Duration: 11min

    In this episode, I will cover 3 reasons why you should not attend our upcoming Wonder Women in STEM, Online Conference. These 3 reasons should make help you analyze the benefits of this conference and if the conference is a good fit for you. Our Conference is a 2-Day event that you can join from anywhere in the world. The line up consists of 9 speakers, 4 workshops and 3 keynote speakers, that will talk about how to plan your pivots well, how to write your resumes, how to overcome imposter syndrome, how to gain clarity in your STEM career and soo much more. Learn More & Register Here: https://wonderwomeninstem2019.mykajabi.com/ Follow us at www.instagram.com/herstemstory  

  • Episode 74: A Millennial Coach & Career Expert

    09/10/2019 Duration: 01h09min

    Our guest today is Tori Dunlap is millennial money and career expert. Her career started with landing a digital marketing contract worth tens of thousands, and a full-time position as the head of marketing and communications for a global security company — all before she turned 22. She saved $100,00- by 26, Tori founded Her First $100K to give women actionable resources to reach their first six figures too.  A Plutus award winner, her work has been highlighted by Arianna Huffington and landed her on the front pages of Marketwatch, Business Insider, CNBC, Yahoo, and Nasdaq. She currently leads marketing at Tomorrow, a financial tech company committed to providing every family a free will. In this episode we talk about: 1. How did she start on this path of financial wisdom? 2. How money can empower women? 3. How to change your relationship with money? 4. Tools to get better with money, plan to pay off your student debt, start your side hustle, Links: Press Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Group S

  • Episode 71: 5 Things I Learnt From 100+ STEMinists

    18/09/2019 Duration: 15min

    In this episode, we will cover 5 major takeaways that I have learned after interviewing 100+ people and mainly women in STEM. I will elaborate on: 1) How you can combat your anxiety about your career? 2) One thing we don't realize about Pivoting in STEM. 3) The power of community & what it can do for you? 4) Why you should attend our upcoming Wonder Women in STEM 2019, Online Conference? Links Register for the conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wonder-women-in-stem-2019-tickets-71223237621?aff=ebdssbeac  

  • Episode 70: A Scientist Turned Science Communicator

    11/09/2019 Duration: 35min

    Our guest today is Dr. Sophie Arthur (Ph.D.), a Science Communicator Officer at MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences. She transitioned from being a scientist to pursuing a career in science communication because of her love for science writing and after creating a successful science blog called Sophie Talks Science. Her blog won The Best Education Award at The UK Bloggers Awards in 2018. Sophie recently finished up my Ph.D. in stem cell biology from the University of Southampton, UK.  She passionately advocates for diversity & inclusion in STEM through her work on social media. Listen now to Sophie's interesting STEM story. In this episode we discuss; 1) What got Sophie interested in becoming a scientist? 2) Her education journey to pursuing a Ph.D. degree & about her stem cell research. 3) How she found her way into science communication? 4) How she created her successful blog and used social media for her outreach efforts? 5) Her best advice for new science communicators.   Guest Links:  Sophi

  • Episode 69: A Civil Engineer, Community Advocate & Fashion Entrepreneur

    04/09/2019 Duration: 32min

    Our guest today is Rochelle Gayle, an Assistant Project Manager (Construction Management) and Boutique Owner from Boston. She graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University. She moved to the US from Jamaica when she was 14yrs old. Rochelle is a female leader in the male-dominated Construction Management industry, a leader who advocates for diversity, inclusion and improving the communities that the industry serves.   In this episode we discuss: 1) What does it mean to be a Construction Manager & how she got interested in Civil Engineering? 2) How she adjusted in the US when she moved from Jamaica? 3) How she manages her fulltime job, her boutique, and her community advocacy? 4) How she gives back to the community & supports diversity & inclusion work? 5) Her advice to her 14 yr old self.   Guest Links:   Personal IG: www.instagram.com/rochelle_renee Website: www.reneestouch.com Expo IG: www.instagram.com/elitewomenexpo   Links To Our 2nd Annual Online Conference Sign Up

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