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Meet Those Nerdy Girls: Tita Smyth Escobedo

Women in STEM

In this post series, we’re introducing the women behind Dear Pandemic and TNG. Today we get to meet Tita Smyth Escobedo. Tita has been a steadfast member of the Spanish language team that makes our Spanish-language content at Querida Pandemia possible. She has a degree in clinical psychology in her home country, Guatemala. Tita says

Those Nerdy Girls chosen as a case study by WHO

Women in STEM

🎉 Those Nerdy Girls were recently honored to be chosen as a case study by the World Health Organization (WHO) for innovative science communication during the COVID-19 pandemic! “The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of translating science in a timely and accessible manner to different audiences. As the pandemic progressed, the evidence evolved and

Meet Those Nerdy Girls: Maggie Hayes

Women in STEM

Today we get to introduce another one of Those Nerdy Girls, Maggie Hayes. Maggie is our Spanish language science communications intern, and she helps with operations, translation, and community engagement on our Spanish-language channel, Querida Pandemia. Maggie is a UW-Madison undergraduate majoring in Spanish and Sociology with a certificate in Chicana and Latina Studies. She

Meet Those Nerdy Girls: Dr. Megan Madsen

Women in STEM

It’s time to meet another one of Those Nerdy Girls. This time we are delighted to introduce Dr. Megan Madsen, D.O. 👩‍⚕️ What’s a D.O.? We’re so glad you asked. It stands for Doctor of Osteopathy. Dr. Madsen says: “Our education mirrors M.D. programs for medical curriculum, and we also get extra training in musculoskeletal

Dr. Jennifer Dowd Wins PAA Award!

Women in STEM

👑 Nerdy Girl News! 👑 On Friday, Dear Pandemic’s own Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jennifer Dowd won a fancy award from the largest scientific association of demographers, the Population Association of America. She received the 2022 Clifford C. Clogg Award for Mid-Career Achievement. During the award ceremony, her work here at Dear Pandemic was highlighted as one

Meet Those Nerdy Girls: Dr. Kristen Panthagani

Women in STEM

Do you love our recent series on logical fallacies as much as I do? Well then, get excited because you’re about to meet the woman who writes them! Dr. Panthagani is our only contributor who has both an M.D. and a Ph.D., which she earned from Baylor College of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program. Her

Meet Those Nerdy Girls – Dr. Rachael Piltch-Loeb

Women in STEM

Today, we continue our little adventure in finding out just who *are* #ThoseNerdyGirls. We’re talking with Dr. Rachael Piltch-Loeb. Dr. Piltch-Loeb is a risk communications expert. When she’s not contributing to research efforts here at #DearPandemic, Dr. Piltch-Loeb is working on research projects as a research associate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

How can we equip the next generation of Nerdy Girls to stop the spread of misinformation?

Uncertainty and Misinformation Women in STEM

A: Start building their scientific literacy skills now! Below we share three super neat resources that can help kids (across a range of ages) learn about the scientific method, get introduced to careers in various scientific fields, and gain the skills needed to become savvy consumers (and sharers) of scientific information! *Zoey and Sassafras*- a

Meet those Nerdy Girls – Dr. Chana Davis

Women in STEM

Today we get to chat with Dr. Chana Davis in Vancouver, BC, who has a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the @University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in Genetics from @Stanford University. Dr. Davis says she was always drawn to genetics, and after completing her undergraduate degree, a Ph.D. seemed like the natural