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April 9, 2024 74 mins

Darcy Molnar, Senior Program Coordinator at the Leopold-Bachmann Foundation and the Masters in Advanced Studies (MAS) in Water Resources Program Coordinator at ETH Zurich reflects on three major initiatives she has undertaken to foster better knowledge exchange on solving global crises, bridging global north and south and providing more opportunities for women in STEM. Having grown up in West Africa herself, we learn a bit about how we can use some African culture can and "joie de vivre" to tinker with our own daily lives and personal missions.

Podcast Intro/Outro Song: Starsky by Alex Keren (Check out more of his tunes over on Spotify:

0:00 Intro
1:59 Guest Intro and her Egyptian Experience
7:29 From Physics to Engineering and Development
14:12 The Sanaga River
17:15 Getting to Switzerland
20:39 How to teach nature-based solutions?
35:07 Network for Water and Life (NEWAL)
44:42 500 Women Scientists
48:30 The Kangaroo Math Competition
1:00:30 Darcy’s New Adventure
1:01:51 Q&A Start
1:02:17 Key event, book person
1:04:33 If you had a magic wand?
1:05:23 Biggest challenge in career to date
1:08:27 Time Management
1:11:19 Advice for young scientists
1:12:02 Where can people find you?
1:12:20 Final Message
1:13:24 Outro

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