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May 13, 2024 42 mins

Emilia and Rori, host Dr. Fatimah Jackson, covering her groundbreaking journey as an African American woman in science, her significant contributions to understanding genetic variation in Black populations, and her challenges and triumphs in academia. Jackson shares insights from her early life, her exploration of human biology stirred by personal experience and cultural heritage, and her academic career path that led her from Cornell University to Howard University. 


01:56 Dr. Jackson's Early Life and Influences

03:59 From Tight Jeans to Biological Anthropology

06:06 The Journey to Cornell and Beyond

09:32 Adventures and Learnings in Tanzania

13:23 Returning to Academia with a Mission

21:08 Faith and Science: Dr. Jackson's Perspective

24:28 Navigating Academia: A Personal Journey

25:46 Challenges and Triumphs at UC Berkeley

37:39 Embracing Opportunities at Howard University

40:08 Reflecting on a Journey of Learning and Growth

CREDITS: This episode is produced and edited by Maribel Quezada Smith. Sound Engineering by Maribel Quezada Smith. Production Coordinator, Marissa Alcantar. A Diferente Creative Production.

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