AGU100 Interview on NPR’s Morning Edition: Reflections on Motherhood and Being a Woman Scientist


Zoe Courville (L) and Lora Koenig (R) outside the StoryCorps Airstream at Fall Meeting in December, 2017.

We have exciting news about two AGU scientists: Lora Koenig, President-elect for the Cryosphere Sciences Section, and Zoe Courville were featured this morning on the StoryCorps segment of NPR’s Morning Edition program, which airs on hundreds of public radio stations across the nation, in an interview about how they work to balance their love of science and motherhood and the challenges that come with it.

Lora and Zoe’s interview was recorded at the 2017 Fall Meeting as part of a series of StoryCorps interviews that helped AGU kick off our centennial programming. Like me, I think you will find it rewarding that such a broad audience will be exposed to such an inspiring a story. This story is a pivotal early moment as we work to raise the voice of science and demonstrate its impacts—a focus for our centennial celebration.

I encourage you to listen to the touching interview, check out other interviews on AGU’s story page on the StoryCorps site, or learn more about AGU’s ongoing centennial narratives project and how you can participate. Follow the Centennial conversation online using #AGU100.

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