This episode features KGI faculty member Emily Quinn, who is a licensed board-certified genetic counselor. She joined KGI in 2018 to help build the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling program. Prior to coming to KGI, Emily served as a clinical genetic counselor at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
In this episode, KGI President Sheldon Schuster interviewed Ryan Bethencourt, who is a scientist, entrepreneur, and investor best known for his work as the CEO of Wild Earth and as the co-founder at IndieBio. Ryan is also a member of KGI’s advisory council. He is one of the 21st century’s most prolific biotech investors and entrepreneurs through his work funding and building over 70+ biotech companies over the last decade.
Throughout the academic year, KGI’s Dean of Admission and Scholarships Sofia Toro hosted several interviews in Spanish. In this episode, she spoke with alumna Lucía Pérez Kempner. Lucía graduated from KGI in 2016 and now lives in London, where she does consulting.
“Bienvenidos a el podcast de KGI, mi nombre es Sofia Toro, soy la Decana de Admisión y Becas. Hoy tengo el gusto de estar con Lucia, ella es una de nuestras alumnas que se graduó de KGI en el 2016. Hoy ella está llamando desde Londres, donde hace consultoría.”
For this episode, we turned the mic over to a pair of talented researchers with Assistant Professor Travis Schlappi and PhD student Tochukwu Dubem Anyaduba. As they asked each other questions, it was a great opportunity to learn about their cutting-edge research and also hear Dubem describe his career aspirations.
In this interview, we caught up with Andrew Okimura and Kasey Smith during their final months in the Master of Business and Science program. They both held leadership roles within student government and graduated this past May. Prior to KGI, Okimura graduated from the University of La Verne in 2017 while Smith earned her bachelor’s degree at West Virginia University in 2016.