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My STEM Career

Teachers and students: explore STEM careers, and discover the ways computer science knowledge can help regardless of your path. In this show, we speak with industry experts that share information about their careers, describe their professional experiences, and offer advice to students.

Each interview on this show matches a particular STEM Career lesson in Ellipsis Education curriculum. Listen at the top of the show for grade-appropriate questions that match the lesson, and stay tuned for the second half when we dive into an all-age appropriate journey of each interviewee’s life, career, and advice.

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November 15, 2022

IP Law

Explore a career in IP Law. Deborah Pollack-Milgate is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg, helping protect clients’ intellectual property in many industries.

September 13, 2022

STEM Teacher

What if our favorite characters in movies or comics were ordinary people? Hear how Naseed Gifted empowers students to see themselves in STEM as an educator and founder of PBS Media.

July 12, 2022

Digital Security Analyst

How can we outsmart hackers, or “attackers”, on the Internet? Explore a career as a Digital Security Analyst with Erin Kuffel of Deepwatch.

June 14, 2022

Data Analyst

Learn how storytelling and data analysis are related. Explore a career as a Data Analyst with Theesh Mohan of Meta. Theesh walks us through the process of analyzing data, finding trends, and condensing findings into a 1 hour meeting.

May 10, 2022


Discover the world’s first long hot water bottle! Explore a career as an Entrepreneur with Richard Yu of YUYU Bottle. Richard not only created a brand new product, but also built a company that is now featured in luxury hotels, spas, and even the British royal family.

April 12, 2022

Wildlife Conservationist

Hang around with an ecologist that specializes in bats! Explore a career as a Wildlife Conservationist with Ryan Slack of Civil & Environmental Consultants (CEC). Ryan works with construction teams to make sure that species of endangered bats are staying safe during a build.

March 8, 2022


Prepare for an operation with a pediatric surgeon! Explore a career as a Doctor with Dr. Evan Kokoska of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. As a surgeon that specializes in care for kids, Dr. Kokoska ensures that children under 18 get the procedures they need to feel better.

February 8, 2022

3D Printing Industry

Slice and dice with a 3D printing expert! Explore a career in the 3D Printing Industry with Alex Correa of Practically Parents and Practical Creatives. As a CAD Designer and 3D Printing Technician, Alex creates products that bring joy and ease to daily moments.

January 25, 2022

Executive Director

Find your why! Explore the role of Executive Director with Ryan Steuer of Magnify Learning. Learn more about how Ryan used his experience as a UPS engineer to help teachers across the country develop project-based learning programs for students.

January 25, 2022

Engineering Director

You don’t have to be a doctor to have a career in medicine. Explore the role of Engineering Director with Susan Weber of Research IT through Stanford Medicine. Learn more about how Susan’s team uses data and software to support important medical research.

January 25, 2022

Technology Product Management Director

Have you ever used a barcode at the grocery store? You have GS1 to thank for that! Explore the role of Technology Product Management Director with Betsy Shober of GS1 US. Learn more about Betsy’s many responsibilities, including leading, programming, and training.

January 25, 2022

Product Design Manager

Build helpful tools for marketers and developers. Explore the role of Product Design Manager with Nina Mehta of Mailchimp. Learn more about Nina’s career journey from newspapers to software, and hear her advice for future product designers.