DeeDee Strum

Dee Dee transports listeners through stories of ordinary women who came to demonstrate extraordinary achievements to prevail even in the face of gender bias and/or racial discrimination.

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Ep. 24- Caramella Watkins: Research, Publish & Present! If You Want to Call Yourself a "Scientist".

Carmella Davis Watkins became a research scientist and meteorologist after completing her undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Maryland College Park accomplishing advanced studies in meteorology at Penn State. She became a trailblazer dedicating her 35-year career to researching the science behind climate change and weather.

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