Hello world! My name is Asma and I'm finishing my PhD in Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, studying traumatic brain injury. As a scientist, I am passionate about innovative research, and as a science communicator, I love making science accessible through knowledge translation. That's why I wanted to create this podcasting platform, Her Royal Science.
Through Her Royal Science, I hope to:
1. Introduce you to some phenomenal individuals pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM);
2. Discuss the experiences of individuals in STEM from minoritised groups to foster connection and community in academic spaces.
The inspiration behind the podcast was the feeling of under-representation that I felt and continue to feel in my laboratory, my research centre, or at a conference. STEM inclusion of people of colour is a key part of this platform, and I also wish to use this space to call attention to the under-representation of the LGBTQ+ and disabled communities, as well as those who live at the intersections of these identities.
Each episode will feature an individual in STEM where a major theme is discussed in a largely casual but meaningful manner. I'm certain this platform will teach us about ourselves and the experiences of others, and I hope you will join me on this journey of learning and self-discovery.