On this episode of Melanin Memos we’ll be discussing QTIPOC experiences in science. As a member and advocate for the QTIPOC community, Amisha will be interviewing two amazing women in this special episode. She’ll be speaking with Dr Monifa Phillips, a trainee patent attorney and the first black woman to earn a PhD is Physics from the University of Glasgow. She’ll be telling us about her PhD investigating resistive switching in memory storage devices, and her experiences as black, pansexual woman in science.
Dr Izzy Jayasinghe is an openly trans scientist and lead investigator of a super-resolution microscopy research group at the University of Leeds, UK. She’ll be sharing her journey since coming out in academia 10 years ago and explaining the importance of fostering intersectional and supportive teams.
Throughout the episode we’ll be hearing Amisha’s coverage of UK Black Pride, which took place this past July in London where she asked people about what pride means to them.