In this episode Julie and Zsofia talked with Raul Medina (https://medinalab.tamu.edu/), professor of entomology at Texas A&M. Raul received the Entomological Society of America's 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Award. We chatted about how foreign-born people currently living in the US can work with US-born minorities to strengthen each other, how he came to connect his personal experiences to societal issues and how he has been active in the DEI movement since his time as a young professional. We discussed issues such as implicit bias, you can take the Harvard test we mentioned here: (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html). We also talked about why it is sometimes difficult to have conversations about DEI and what we can do to normalize these.
Thanks to Jason Roedel for improving the sound quality, Matt Grieshop for the music and Ellie Darling for designing the Bug Talk logo!
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