Blending In: Stories about trying to belong
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In this week’s episode, both of our storytellers are scientists struggling to feel like they belong -- in and out of science.
Part 1: Neuroscientist Pardeep Singh feels more than out of place when he ends up as a contestant on The Bachelorette.
Part 2: When Thiago Arzua comes to the United States from Brazil to study science he doesn’t know how to fit in.
Pardeep Singh is a neuroscientist, podcaster, Brooklynite and the first Indian-American to ever get a rose on The Bachelorette.
Born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil, Thiago Arzua is now a postdoc at Columbia University. There, he studies how trauma can pass through multiple generations. Outside the lab, he helped create Black In Neuro, a non-profit organization aiming to diversify the neurosciences by celebrating and empowering Black scholars. He's also a triathlete and in the small amount of time remaining he paints.
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