Selection of documentary-style, green screen and live Q&A videos I have produced.
BACKGROUND TO BREAKTHROUGH
Short films expanding the definition of who can become a scientist and shift the narratives of deficit about scientists of color by showcasing how the have succeeded because (and not in spite of) of their backgrounds.
Manu Prakash: Finding Sublime in the Mundane (September 5 2019) This video explores how endless hours playing outside with animals and making flammable artifacts as a kid led Dr. Manu Prakash to become a world-renowned researcher creating low-cost tools to empower people around the globe.
Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez: Charting an Original Path (March 26, 2019) This video explores how Dr. Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez's experiences as a Mexican-Italian-American woman, professor, artist and mother have provided her with fascinating and unusual perspectives to study the biology of parental behavior..
Esteban González Burchard: Who’s Included? (May 7, 2018) This video explores the consequences and implication of underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical and biomedical research.
Esteban González Burchard: Which Box Do I Check? (May 7, 2018) Racial information is used by doctors to make critical decisions about health. But, what happens if you don’t fit neatly in one box?
Esteban González Burchard: An Inclusive Future (May 7, 2018) A lack of diversity and inclusion in science and medicine not only limits new forms of understanding, but who benefits from them.
Conversations in Science with Dan Rather and Daniel Colón-Ramos: Encouraging Scientific Exploration (October 31, 2018) Part of the Conversations in Science series, in which Dan Rather interviews scientists and innovators about a wide-range of topics.
Developing a Research Idea (June 14, 2017): Live Q&A with panelists Dr. Indira Raman, Dr. Angela DePace and Dr. Ryan Hernández discussing practical strategies and advice on developing a research question that is specific, meaningful, and feasible.
A Conversation on Culturally Aware Mentoring (April 12, 2017) One of two green screen videos discussing the need and importance of culturally aware mentor training and resources and strategies to help individuals become more culturally aware, and thus better mentors.
You Got a Faculty Position: Now What? (May 21, 2016) Green screen video where Dr. Avery August shares practical advice for those starting their first faculty position, like understanding expectations for tenure and service and managing time, budget, and responsibilities