We talked to Jessica Ware and Megan Wilson, both part of the #entopoc team. Check out Episode 29 for an earlier podcast with 3 other members of this organization to find out more about who they are and how they were created. In this episode Zsofia talked with Jessica and Megan about how they paired 40 students with mentors for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America and how #entopoc provides support for the best meeting experience for these students. We also talked about their recent publication in American Entomologist about "Why diversity matters among those who study diversity". This article is about the state of diversity in entomology, if you don't have access to it and would like to read it, please email [email protected] for a copy. We also chatted about Jessica's role as the current vice-president and future president of the Entomological Society of America. Please follow #entopoc on Twitter and Instagram @entopoc and if you have a job opening for an entomologist at any career level, consider posting the ad on their website.
*Thanks to Jason Roedel, audio engineer, for improving the sound quality and for Matt Grieshop for the music!