Closing the Gap
Closing the Gap - Alaina Percival

Closing the Gap - Alaina Percival

May 16, 2022

Join us for this special episode of Closing the Gap. This month on the show, we are speaking with Alaina Percival, co-founder, and CEO of Women Who Code. Alaina discusses the importance of diversifying in the tech industry, why women should pursue careers in tech, and what types of resources Women Who Code has to offer women looking to start a career in the tech industry.  This is an important discussion you will not want to miss!

 

Visit us at MidValleySTEM.org

 

Music by: Blood Red Sun

Closing the Gap - Mindy Crandall

Closing the Gap - Mindy Crandall

April 18, 2022

Professor of Forest Management and Policy, Mindy Crandall, joins us on Closing the Gap today. 

Join us as we talk about her experience in school, where her career had led her to this point, and gain some insight into some of the challenges she has faced when it comes to pursuing education and careers in forestry. 

 

Visit us at www.MidValleySTEM.org

 

 

music by: Blood Red Sun

Closing the Gap - Jennifer Wong-Ala

Closing the Gap - Jennifer Wong-Ala

March 21, 2022

In this episode of Closing the Gap, we talk to Oceanography Ph.D. student, Jennifer Wong-Ala.  Jennifer was born and raised in Hawai'i and moved to Oregon to pursue her master's degree and Ph.D., join us as we discuss what that cultural transition was like, and her experience pursuing an education at OSU. Jennifer also gives us some great book recommendations. 

 

Music:

Fish on Land 

Blood Red Sun

Closing the Gap - Robin Maxkii

Closing the Gap - Robin Maxkii

February 21, 2022

Advocate for access, education, representation of Indigenous Americans in tech, Robin Maxkii, joins us on Closing the Gap today. 

Join us as we talk about her experience in school, where her career had led her to this point, and gain some insight into some of the challenges Indigenous Americans face when it comes to pursuing education and careers in tech. 

 

Visit us at www.MidValleySTEM.org

 

Theme song by Blood Red Sun

Closing the Gap - Dr. Lisa Avery

Closing the Gap - Dr. Lisa Avery

February 7, 2022

On this episode of Closing the Gap, we are joined by Dr. Lisa Avery the President of Linn-Benton Community College. Join us as we discuss why pursuing post-secondary education is important and the role community colleges play in the areas they serve. 

 

Visit us at midvalleystem.org

 

Music by Blood Red Sun 

Closing the Gap - Ashley Merback

Closing the Gap - Ashley Merback

January 24, 2022

In this episode we learn whats it's like to run a makerspace.  Join us as we speak with Ashley Merback, Co-Owner of Highland Woodshop in Corvallis, Oregon. Along the way, we find a connection between learning self-sufficiency skills and the benefits it has on one's mental health. 

 

Find us at MidValleySTEM.org

Music by: Blood Red Sun 

Closing the Gap - Ommidala Pattawong

Closing the Gap - Ommidala Pattawong

January 10, 2022

On this episode of Closing the Gap, we speak with Ommidala Pattawong, a chemistry instructor at Linn-Benton Community College. Join us as we talk about following your dreams and Ommidala's experience growing up in Thailand to pursuing and Ph.D. and career in the United States. 

 

To learn more about women working in STEM and skilled trades visit our website, midvalleystem.org. 

 

Music:

Fish on Land by Blood Red Sun

Closing the Gap - Devon Chase

Closing the Gap - Devon Chase

December 28, 2021

On this episode of Closing the Gap, we talk to Devon Chase. Devon is Chef and Co-owner of Saint Perpetua Patio in Yachats, Oregon. We discuss their career and opting for on-the-job training over culinary school and much more. Join us for this fun episode about one person's experience in the foodservice industry. 

 

To learn more about women working in STEM and skilled trades visit our website, midvalleystem.org. 

 

Music:

Fish on Land by Blood Red Sun

Closing the Gap -Veronika Kivenson

Closing the Gap -Veronika Kivenson

December 13, 2021

On this episode of Closing the Gap we talk to a postdoctoral fellow in the microbiology department at Oregon State University, Veronika Kivenson. West Albany High school journalism student, Tori Thorp is back and asks Veronika about her educational path to earning her degree. 

 

Music by: Blood Red Sun 

Closing the Gap - Courtney Conklin

Closing the Gap - Courtney Conklin

November 8, 2021

In this episode, we talk to construction worker Courtney Conklin. Courtney is an Equipment Operator at Knife River. We will discuss her experience in the industry and her educational path to becoming a certified Equipment Operator. 

 

To learn more about women working in STEM and skilled trades visit our website, midvalleystem.org. 

 

Music:

Fish on Land by Blood Red Sun

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