Episode 35: The Road Less Traveled

In this Beyond episode, we veer off the traditional path to a PhD with three interviews from early-career astronomers who did things a little bit differently. 

Tim Holt shares his transitions from zoology to teacher and, finally, to astronomer. Ashley Walker describes how perseverance helped her to realize her dream as Chicago State University’s very first astrochemistry major. Natalia Guerrero paints a story of her journey leaving a graduate program, taking a leadership role on the TESS team, and reentering academia more inspired than ever. 

Hear all about Tim’s research in Episode 15

Listen to Ashley discuss her research in Episode 16

Learn about Natalia’s research and art at https://www.nataliaguerreroart.com/

Space sound: youtu.be/t7rMtVctvag. 

Credits: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)

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