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Episode 10 - Adriana Bankston

Season 1, Ep. 10

In this episode Danni is talking to Dr. Adriana Bankston, a Principal Legislative Analyst in the University of California. Adriana talks about her interesting journey that started with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology and her decision to shift to policy and advocacy. Adriana talks about the importance of ensuring mental support in academia, providing young researchers and scientists with practical tools to advance their careers, and leaving your field of research. During this long-distance interview Danni drank Amaretto and Adriana drank her morning coffee.


Dr. Adriana Bankston is a Principal Legislative Analyst in the University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations (UC FGR). In this role, Dr. Bankston serves as an advocate for UC with Congress, the Administration and federal agencies. Prior to this position, Dr. Bankston was a Policy & Advocacy Fellow at The Society for Neuroscience (SfN), where she provided staff support for special and on-going projects, including SfN’s annual lobby event and the society’s annual meeting.


Dr. Bankston earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology from Emory University, and her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Clemson University.


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Episode 39 - Special collaboration with Planthropology (Dr. Vikram Baliga)

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In this special collaboration episode, Danni chats with Dr. Vikram Baliga,a.k.a. the plant professor the host of the successful "Planthropology"podcast. Vikram talks about his journey that led him from being lost to finishing a PhD in Horticultural Science at Texas Tech University and becoming an award-winning lecturer in it, owning his own business, being a manager of the university greenhouse, and a successful podcaster. Vikram shares about his passion for plants that started with his MD grandfather, and his hobbies of woodworks, music, and photography. Vikram also talks about his podcast and how the idea was triggered in his mind, and about his hilarious and educational tik-tok videos. In this special episode Danni drank Amaretto and Vikram drank his coffee.This is Part I of a special double episode. In Part II, Vikram interviews Danni for a Planthropology episode. You should really check it out at https://www.planthropologypod.com/Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow Vikram and Planthropology:Website: www.planthropologypod.comPodchaser: www.podchaser.com/PlanthropologyFacebook page: PlanthropologyFacebook group: Planthropology's Cool Plant PeopleInstagram: @PlanthropologyPodTwitter: @Planthropology_Vikram's Twitter: @ThePlantProfTik-Tok: @theplantprofe-mail: Planthropologypod@gmail.comContact us:On Twitter:@What2DoWithTHATOn Facebook:@What2DoWithTHATOn Instagram:@What2DoWithTHATSubscribe toour YouTube ChannelOur website:www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode!