Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a large carnivore ecologist with the American Museum of Natural History. She is a pioneer among black women who have attained a Ph.D in her field, where she studies the American black bear, African lions in rural Kenya and Tanzania, and grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Dr. Wynn-Grant has attained 3 degrees, including a Masters degree from Yale University and a Ph.D from Columbia University. Don't miss this inspiring story from this extraordinary trailblazer.
Rae's Episode Outline:
02:00 What are you most grateful for?
03:12 Growing up in California
03:36 Was becoming a scientist a passion of yours as a kid?
05:00 Why did you decide on becoming a wildlife biologist?
08:21 Are you in danger with your work?
11:34 How much of your time is spent doing actual field work?
15:43 What's been one of the biggest lessons you've learned?
17:42 Tell us about an amazing discovery within your research?
20:45 What are some of the biggest hurdles preventing POC from pursuing careers in science?
25:10 What would you suggest to young men, women and parents of youth, with an interest in science?
35:30 What's one action we can all take this week to help us blaze our trail?