Join us for our August show in Washington, DC featuring five true, personal stories inspired by the things we've lost and found through science.
Hosted by Shane M Hanlon and Maryam Zaringhalam.
Show starting at a new, earlier time! Doors at 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm.
Nsikan Akpan is the digital science producer for PBS NewsHour and co-creator of the NewsHour digital series ScienceScope. His recognition as a science journalist includes a Peabody Award and a AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. He holds a doctorate in pathobiology (Columbia University) and is an alum of the science communication program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Go Banana Slugs! Twitter: @MoNscience
Tristan Attwood works as a business analyst for the airline industry. Originally from the Portland, Oregon, area, Tristan relocated to DC more than a decade ago after serving as a field organizer for a Senate campaign. Having been "unschooled" as a child, Tristan attended Linfield College in Oregon in the early 2000s but did not technically receive a high school diploma until getting his GED from the District of Columbia in 2015. He spends his free time renovating his DC townhouse, playing dungeons and dragons, and apologizing for the airline industry. He resides in DC with his wife, Jessica, and newborn baby Roland Tiberius.
Rachel Hinton is a recovering stand up comic turned storyteller. She regularly performs with Perfect Liar's Club and Story District, and she has been featured on the Risk! podcast, Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, The Moth, and just about any other place in DC where people are encouraged to get onstage and share embarrassing personal stories. She has a tendency to overly-quote The Office when she gets nervous.
Nina Hsu currently serves as a health science policy analyst at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health. There, much of her work focuses on efforts around the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which seeks to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. She obtained her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. When she’s not science-ing, she’s performing and teaching improv in DC. You can find her on stage with Washington Improv Theater company ensemble Nox!, as well as various indie improv teams and projects. She’s thrilled to join Story Collider and if she’s not eating food, she’s thinking about it.
Dr. Sonia Zárate is a proud Chicanx from SoCal. She is a mother and grandmother, Dodger-fan, trained plant molecular biologist and champion for diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM. As President for the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and a Program Officer for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute she is living the dream at the intersection of STEM and Culture. When she is not working to make the scientific enterprise excellent by making it more inclusive, she enjoys traveling, running, facetime calls with her family and playing crazy 8’s. You can reach her on Twitter @sonia__zarate.