The Vulnerable Scientist

Only scientists who are honest and authentic or are working towards it will be on this podcast.Professor Brene Brown's research shows that vulnerability fosters good emotional and mental health. It is a sign of courage. We become more resilient and brave when we embrace who we truly are and what we are feeling. The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast is a space for scientists to tell their honest and authentic stories. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri who happens to be a scientist, Informal science communicator and I help scientists create personal websites. If you want to support this show, go to www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist.com You can also follow this podcast on all social media platforms @TVScientistPodTheVulnerableScientist.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Episodes

Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

Dr Alex Kirui's PhD research work was focused on complex carbohydrates and relevant bio-molecules. This involved Integrating solid-state NMR and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) techniques to investigate lignin-carbohydrate packing in grasses and woods as well as glycan structures in fungi and algae. In this episode, he talks about how he got another PhD scholarship without a master's in the United States at Louisiana State University and explains the whole painful process especially when not having airfare and visa support from the scholarship. He also talks about looking for a job as a science graduate while trying to survive in Nairobi.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Monday Jul 04, 2022

Dr Alex Kirui's PhD research work was focused on complex carbohydrates and relevant bio-molecules. This involved Integrating solid-state NMR and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) techniques to investigate lignin-carbohydrate packing in grasses and woods as well as glycan structures in fungi and algae. In this episode, he talks about growing up in Nakuru and moving to Nairobi to study chemistry at the Technical University of Kenya which came with its own struggles.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Friday Jul 01, 2022

Dr Caroline Wanjiku is an entomologist and currently an early-career postdoctoral researcher at Kemri welcome trust in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently obtained her PhD from Unversity of Pretoria, South Africa with a thesis titled "Biological traits, plant sugar feeding patterns and chemical ecology of Aedes aegypt". Caroline has a background in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University, Kenya.Here are some of the resources she suggested from the podcast.BooksRange: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David EpsteinTalking to strangers - Malcom GladwellAtomic habits - James ClearLinchpin - Seth GodinThe blackdeath: The world's most devastating plague - Dorsey Amstrong (Audible)Podcasts/YouTube channelshttps://www.estherperel.com/podcast - How's workhttps://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - School of greatnesshttps://www.adelleonyango.com/legallycluelesspodcasthttps://lisabilyeu.libsyn.com/ - Women of impactIf you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

Dr Caroline Wanjiku is an entomologist and currently an early-career postdoctoral researcher at Kemri welcome trust in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently obtained her PhD from Unversity of Pretoria, South Africa with a thesis titled "Biological traits, plant sugar feeding patterns and chemical ecology of Aedes aegypt". Caroline has a background in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University, Kenya.Here are some of the resources she suggested from the podcast.BooksRange: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David EpsteinTalking to strangers - Malcom GladwellAtomic habits - James ClearLinchpin - Seth GodinThe blackdeath: The world's most devastating plague - Dorsey Amstrong (Audible)Podcasts/YouTube channelshttps://www.estherperel.com/podcast - How's workhttps://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - School of greatnesshttps://www.adelleonyango.com/legallycluelesspodcasthttps://lisabilyeu.libsyn.com/ - Women of impactIf you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Wednesday Jun 29, 2022

Dr Caroline Wanjiku is an entomologist and currently an early-career postdoctoral researcher at Kemri welcome trust in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently obtained her PhD from Unversity of Pretoria, South Africa with a thesis titled "Biological traits, plant sugar feeding patterns and chemical ecology of Aedes aegypt". Caroline has a background in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University, Kenya.Here are some of the resources she suggested from the podcast.BooksRange: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David EpsteinTalking to strangers - Malcom GladwellAtomic habits - James ClearLinchpin - Seth GodinThe blackdeath: The world's most devastating plague - Dorsey Amstrong (Audible)Podcasts/YouTube channelshttps://www.estherperel.com/podcast - How's workhttps://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - School of greatnesshttps://www.adelleonyango.com/legallycluelesspodcasthttps://lisabilyeu.libsyn.com/ - Women of impactIf you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

Dr Caroline Wanjiku is an entomologist and currently an early-career postdoctoral researcher at Kemri welcome trust in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently obtained her PhD from Unversity of Pretoria, South Africa with a thesis titled "Biological traits, plant sugar feeding patterns and chemical ecology of Aedes aegypt". Caroline has a background in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University, Kenya.Here are some of the resources she suggested from the podcast.BooksRange: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David EpsteinTalking to strangers - Malcom GladwellAtomic habits - James ClearLinchpin - Seth GodinThe blackdeath: The world's most devastating plague - Dorsey Amstrong (Audible)Podcasts/YouTube channelshttps://www.estherperel.com/podcast - How's workhttps://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - School of greatnesshttps://www.adelleonyango.com/legallycluelesspodcasthttps://lisabilyeu.libsyn.com/ - Women of impactIf you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Monday Jun 27, 2022

Dr Caroline Wanjiku is an entomologist and currently an early-career postdoctoral researcher at Kemri welcome trust in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently obtained her PhD from Unversity of Pretoria, South Africa with a thesis titled "Biological traits, plant sugar feeding patterns and chemical ecology of Aedes aegypt". Caroline has a background in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University, Kenya.Here are some of the resources she suggested from the podcast.BooksRange: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David EpsteinTalking to strangers - Malcom GladwellAtomic habits - James ClearLinchpin - Seth GodinThe blackdeath: The world's most devastating plague - Dorsey Amstrong (Audible)Podcasts/YouTube channelshttps://www.estherperel.com/podcast - How's workhttps://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - School of greatnesshttps://www.adelleonyango.com/legallycluelesspodcasthttps://lisabilyeu.libsyn.com/ - Women of impactIf you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Thursday Jun 23, 2022

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Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

Wambui Mbichi is a plant scientist dedicated to finding solutions for sustainable agriculture and improved food security. She is also the host of Farm to Table Podcast KE where we talk about food systems and farming. Her goal is to work at the intersection of research and policy to promote sustainable agriculture that is also profitable to farmers. In this episode, She talks about her future plans and remaining highs she hasn't talked about so far and her hobbies when not doing podcasting or doing science.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tuesday Jun 21, 2022

Wambui Mbichi is a plant scientist dedicated to finding solutions for sustainable agriculture and improved food security. She is also the host of Farm to Table Podcast KE where we talk about food systems and farming. Her goal is to work at the intersection of research and policy to promote sustainable agriculture that is also profitable to farmers. In this episode, She talks about the highs and lows of her journey in science.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Only scientists who are honest and authentic or are working towards it will be on this podcast.

Professor Brene Brown’s research shows that vulnerability fosters good emotional and mental health. It is a sign of courage. We become more resilient and brave when we embrace who we truly are and what we are feeling. The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast is a space for scientists to tell their honest and authentic stories. 

I am your host Sarah Nyakeri who happens to be a scientist, and Informal science communicator and I help scientists create personal websites. 

If you want to support this show, go to www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist.com You can also follow this podcast on all social media platforms @TVScientistPod

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