Join us this month for more true, personal stories about science at the Oberon! This show will be held in conjunction with the Cambridge Science Festival.
Hosted by Ari Daniel and Christine Gentry.
Elorm F. Avakame is a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Policy candidate at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is also a Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. Elorm aspires to a career in Pediatrics with a subspecialty concentration in Adolescent Medicine. He is passionate about issues affecting teens of color in urban communities, particularly in his home city of Philadelphia. His experience in this work has ranged from a role with an urban nutrition nonprofit in West Philadelphia to the Harvard Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program, a mentorship and youth development program.
Dr. Monica O’Neal is a Clinical Psychologist and Relationship Expert with a private practice in the Back Bay. Popularly known as "Dr. Monica," she specializes in the treatment of relationship challenges and interpersonal conflicts. When Dr. Monica isn’t at her practice, she is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and consults for various local and national media outlets. Dr. Monica is an avid bike rider, and throughout the summer, you can find her in the Berkshire Mountains of Connecticut as a weekend “counselor” at the very first camp for adults, her favorite place on earth.
Caitlin Saks is the Science Editor for NOVA on PBS, and co-producer of NOVA's 2-hour special on climate change, Decoding the Weather Machine. As Science Editor, Caitlin develops story content for NOVA, including most recently the Kavli Award winning film Poisoned Water. Additionally, she has produced for NOVA the short-form documentary Zika: The Untold Story, and co-produced the virtual reality experience Greenland Melting. Prior to her joining NOVA, Caitlin worked on award-winning films for FRONTLINE, including League of Denial, The Choice 2012, and Money, Power, and Wall Street. Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Earth Science and Media from Harvard University.
Dan Souza is Editor in Chief of Cook’s Illustrated and a cast member of the Emmy-Award Winning television show America’s Test Kitchen. Dan is the kitchen editor of the New York Times bestseller “The Science of Good Cooking” (2012) and James Beard Award-nominated “Cook’s Science” (2016). He is a regular contributor to The Splendid Table radio program, and his personal stories have been featured on the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour. After graduating first in his class from the Culinary Institute of America, Dan cooked in restaurants in Boston, New York, and Hungary before finding his true calling: helping home cooks succeed in the kitchen.
Wade Roush is the host and producer of Soonish—a tech-and-culture podcast with the motto “The future is shaped by technology, but technology is shaped by us”—and co-founder of the Hub & Spoke audio collective. He’s a longtime science and technology journalist who trained in the history of science and technology at Harvard and MIT and has worked for Science, MIT Technology Review, Xconomy, and other publications. In 2014-15 he was acting director MIT’s Knight Science Journalism program. Wade’s puppy Gryphon thinks his master spends too much time speaking into microphones, but he mostly naps through it.