Careers in Science Communication & Outreach (feat. Rachel Weintraub-Brevda, Saranna Belgrave, & Maria Strangas)

Alumni Aloud Episode 65

Alumni Aloud Episode 65This is a special edition of Alumni Aloud that was recorded at our virtual Careers in Science Communication & Outreach event in February 2021. The panelists were Drs. Rachel Weintraub-Brevda, Saranna Belgrave, and Maria Strangas. Rachel received her PhD from the Graduate Center’s Psychology program in the Cognition, Brain, and Behavior subprogram; Maria got her PhD in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program; and Saranna earned her PhD in the Psychology program’s Behavioral Neuroscience subfield. At the time of the panel, Rachel was the Education and Outreach Program Manager at NYU Langone’s Center for Cognitive Neurology, Saranna was the STEM Research Manager at CUNY K16 Initiatives, and Maria was Manager of the Science Research Mentoring Program at the American Museum of Natural History.

In this episode of Alumni Aloud, our panelists tell us about how to incorporate outreach experiences into PhD life, the importance of continuously expanding your colleague, mentor and job search networks, and the translatable strategic planning skills PhD students have.

This episode’s interview was conducted by Carly Batist. The music is “Corporate (Success)” by Scott Holmes.


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