Elysse Grossi-Soyster is a Microbiology & Immunology graduate student with Stanford University's School of Medicine. She is the founder of the STEM Outreach Collective and a community educator for the Heart to Heart program, facilitating conversations with pre-teen girls about health and well-being. Elysse has also worked for NASA as a senior research associate, she’s created content for Khan Academy, and she makes vegan peanut butter cups. Needless to say, our conversation was SO much fun.
We explore her journey to virology and her interest in zoonotic viruses, efforts towards equity and so-called diversity in STEM, her work with NASA, and alternatives to animal testing in science! Don’t let the topics intimidate you, we had a blast, and Elysse is an expert communicator!
All music on today’s episode is by the late, great Gift of Gab of Blackalicious. We learned this weekend of his passing. One of the all time greatest lyricists and rhyme writers, a true expert of the craft, he will be greatly missed by the hip hop community at large. Rest in Peace Gift.
Find his music as part of the Solesides collective and Quannum, Blackalicious, and his solo music as Gift of Gab
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