Community-Centered Science

Here are a few stories of those who are making science a more just and inclusive endeavor. Folx doing community-centered work that challenges exclusionary and racist practices ubiquitous in scientific spaces.

Wanyu Zhang for NPR

Co-Host: NPR Short Wave

Founding host of Short Wave, NPR's daily science podcast. In 2020, Short Wave was the most popular science podcast in the United States on Spotify and won an Ambies Award for the Best Knowledge, Science or Tech Podcast. I was part of the original group that built the team, developed the core sound, and created a system to track and increase source diversity at NPR. In the span of two years, I hosted or reported more than 300 episodes.