PODCAST | Lekelia Jenkins: Marine conservation, science dance, and being a STEM role model

Author(s)

Chris Parsons

On this episode, STPF alum and marine conservation scientist Dr. Lekelia (Kiki) Jenkins chats with Dr. Chris Parsons about reducing turtle by-catch in fishing gear and the challenges facing technological innovators that don’t come from a position of privilege. They also talk about Dr. Jenkins’ career, including how she “danced her Ph.D.” and her experience as a role model (and statue model!) for the AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador program (https://www.aaas.org/page/ifthen-ambassadors) which highlights female role models in STEM.

Guest

Lekelia (Kiki) Jenkins, Ph.D., Marine conservation science
2007-09 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA

Host

Chris Parsons, Ph.D., Marine conservation science
2020-2022 Executive Branch Fellow at the US National Science Foundation; Twitter: @ecmparsons

Editor/Producer/Executive Producer

Chris Parsons, Ph.D., Marine conservation science
2020-2022 Executive Branch Fellow at the US National Science Foundation; Twitter: @ecmparsons

Image: IF/THEN® Collection


Source URL: https://www.aaaspolicyfellowships.org/blog/podcast-lekelia-jenkins-marine-conservation-science-dance-and-being-stem-role-model

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