Episode 53: Rike Moon, PhD, Manager, STEAM Mentor Initiatives, Science World

April 11, 2019

In this episode, Rike Moon tells Danniele about her journey from a farm in Germany to her career at Science World in Vancouver. Rike gives great advice for STEM students and professionals, takes us down memory lane to explain how she overcame crippling exam anxiety, and gives us a glimpse into her non-professional life during the Lightning Round. Plus, you will never guess her most memorable moment at Science World - trust us, you just have to hear it.

Guest: Rike Moon, PhD (Twitter)

Rike Moon is the Manager of STEAM Mentor Initiatives at Science World. Rike immigrated to Canada in 2009 from Germany. She has worked in the science museum industry ever since and loves sharing her passion for science with all learners. As a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community she has become an advocate for diversity and inclusion at Science World, organizing events for international LGBT+ STEM day and National Indigenous Peoples day. Rike is most proud of the changes she made in the Body Works gallery to make this space more inclusive, ensuring that all visitors can see themselves reflected. She was recognized by her colleagues with a nomination for the Untapped BC Workplace Inclusion Award. 

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Hosted by: Danniele Livengood (@livengood)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford