In this episode of Professional Geek Podcast, hosts Mark Beers and Blaire Knight-Graves interview Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent at The Field Museum in Chicago, IL and host of the educational YouTube channel “The Brain Scoop”. As host of “The Brain Scoop”, Emily brings an infectious enthusiasm as she shares the work that goes behind the scenes at not only The Field Museum, but other museums and science communities around the country.
Emily dives into the strange circumstances that lead to her becoming a YouTube influencer, what it is like to be a woman in STEM (even though she has an art degree), how being a digital native lead to her career, and discusses her background in fan fiction, her love of Battlestar Galactica and Sailor Moon, and why she calls herself a “nature nerd”.
Our favorite quote from Emily this episode: "There's no comfort in the growth zone, and no growth in the comfort zone."
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