WOMEN IN STEM: DR. ISABEL HAWKINS

Dr. Isabel Hawkins is  an astronomer and educator at the Exploratorium, San Francisco and a competitive salsa dancer.   We sat down with Dr. Hawkins to find out what triggered her interest in astronomy? How did she decide to become an astronomer? What does an astronomer do and what are the practical implications of studying… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: HADIYAH MUJHID of HBCUvc

Hadiyah Mujhid is founder and CEO of HBCUvc, a not-for-profit organization that helps black students learn about entrepreneurship and venture capital. The organization works with Historical and Black Colleges and Universities in the US and the goal is to promote diversity in tech entrepreneurship and venture capital. We sat down to speak with Mujhid to… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: DR. SANDRA FABER

Dr. Sandra Faber is Professor Emerita and former chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). We asked her on how women have progressed in the field of science and technology over the years. “In my field there has been a big improvement,” points out Dr. Faber.… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Dr. Gini Deshpande

WOMEN IN STEM: NuMEDII’S DR. GINI DESHPANDE

Dr. Gini Deshpande is founder and CEO of NuMedii, a funded startup in Silicon Valley. “We are a data-driven drug discovery company,”says Dr. Deshpande. Numedii leverages big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the way of drug discovery process explains Dr. Deshpande. There is lot of data available about patients from different resources and… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Women in STEAM

PBS STATION KRCB STARTS AIRING OUR WOMEN IN STEAM SERIES

Northern California PBS station KRCB starts airing our 10-part series on Women in Arts, Science and Technology (STEAM) on Sundays at 4.30 pm PST. The series debuts with our conversation with Lois Vossen, executive producer of Independent Lens. The series spotlights “hidden figures” from the San Francisco Bay Area who are engineers, teachers, film makers,… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg is a zoologist, author and a feminist and is the subject of Alison Reid’s award-winning documentary – The Woman Who Loves Giraffes.  Reid first heard about Dr. Dagg on a Canadian radio program a few years ago. She was immediately struck by Dr. Dagg’s  fascination with giraffes that began as a 3… Continue Reading


Dr. Julie Yu on The Kamla Show

WOMEN IN STEM: DR. JULIE YU PART-2

Dr. Julie Yu is a Senior Scientist at the Exploratorium, San Francisco. Kindling our interest in science in a fun and engaging way is one way to describe Dr. Yu’s mission at the Exploratorium and the Teacher Institute.  She really makes you think as you will observe in our conversation where she ignited our curiosity… Continue Reading