We chat with special guest, Melissa C. Márquez, about her research with sharks and her dive into science communication, through the Fins United Initiative and the ConCiencia Azul podcast.
About Our Guest:
Melissa Cristina Márquez is a shark scientist and science communicator extraordinaire. Her background specializes in marine ecology and conservation, with a special focus on sharks and predators of the sea. Her recent TEDx talk, entitled “Sharks & Female Scientists: More Alike than You Think” covers part of her research with sharks, as well as her experiences as a woman in that field. She continues to do outstanding outreach for sharks and women in STEM alike, especially for the Latinx community. Her most recent podcast, ConCiencia Azul, in collaboration with the Speak Up for The Blue podcast is a Spanish-only STEM show interviewing Spanish-speaking scientists in the marine biology world.
Links & Resources:
Fins United Initiative Website
Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota Bay
Melissa's Self-Published Educational Book: (The Sharks, Skates, and Rays of Sarasota Bay)
Speeches sampled in the show's introduction are found in the public domain - find out more here. All music tracks are attributed to Kevin MacLeod and are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. All audio clips included in the podcast are used for nonprofit, educational purposes. The Synapse Science Podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Disclaimer: the views and opinions expressed by guests appearing on the program do not necessarily represent those of the Synapse Science Podcast and/or its host.