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20. Kimberly Moore Dalal, Surgical Oncologist

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Release Date: 06/20/2022

100. Andrew Ott, Social Entrepreneur show art 100. Andrew Ott, Social Entrepreneur

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Andrew Ott left college to work at a nonprofit, then moved into technology research and small internet startups before returning to nonprofits and working in social entrepreneurship in Brazil and Rwanda. Now, he runs his own nonprofit, training people from low-income backgrounds, particularly people of color and women, how to code, program websites, and launch new careers.   College Friendships One of the elements of Harvard that have continued to influence his life is his long-term relationship with his Harvard roommates. They regularly get together once or twice a year, getting their...

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99.  Somava Saha, Founder WE in the World, Better Ancestor in the Making show art 99.  Somava Saha, Founder WE in the World, Better Ancestor in the Making

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Show Notes: Somava Saha's interest in medical school began late in her career. She studied molecular biology in her fourth year at Harvard, but she eventually enrolled in the Berkeley UCSF joint MediCal program. There, she learned about medicine from the perspective of people and cases, as well as the economics of medicine and the history of healthcare and public health. She also completed a master's thesis with the Bahai Community Health Partnership in Guyana, South America, where she worked alongside community health workers, villagers, and teachers to create conditions for collective...

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98. Julie Lin, The Kidneys and Chamber Music show art 98. Julie Lin, The Kidneys and Chamber Music

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Show Notes: Julie Lin was a medical student at Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons when she met her future husband. It was the first day of medical school and they met while attending a class where they were both serious amateur classical musicians. Julie talks about their shared love of music and how they planned to have a family quartet.  The All-state Orchestra Model Julie shares her story of starting an orchestra at medical school, which initially had a traditional weekly rehearsal and concert. However, they found that the show rate was low as exam time approached, leading...

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97. Dennis Crowley, Medical Device M&A Executive show art 97. Dennis Crowley, Medical Device M&A Executive

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Show Notes: Dennis Crowley started working for Tyco International in 1996 and spent five years in Europe, spending half his time in Paris and two and a half years in Brussels. This experience was enjoyable as it allowed him to work, sightsee, and travel around Europe.  During his time in Europe, he had the opportunity to visit every country in Europe, including Spain, Italy, the UK, and France. He moved back to Florida, then lived in New England for 25 years before settling just south of Boston. Dennis worked in various divisions at Tyco until 2007, where he worked in their healthcare...

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96. Natalia Tsarkova, Media Entrepreneur and Filmmaker show art 96. Natalia Tsarkova, Media Entrepreneur and Filmmaker

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Show Notes: Title: Media Entrepreneur and Filmmaker   Show notes: Natalia Tsarkova, a transfer student from Latvia, was the first student from the former Soviet bloc to apply to an American college. She was thrown into a completely different world and roles, but knew she wanted to create more contexts for others to transform their lives like she didher life. Growing up in Latvia, she watched pirated MTV videos and credits seeing Billy Jean for the first time for inspiring her to work in the media space. In 1993, she met a professor at the MIT Media Lab, who recognized her mixed...

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95. William Cheng, Hospitalist and Singer show art 95. William Cheng, Hospitalist and Singer

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William Cheng has been working in the Silicon Valley area since 2000. He graduated from Harvard as a bio concentrator and later attended UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a county hospital affiliated with Stanford Hospital System. He then joined the Palo Alto Medical Foundation as a hospitalist, focusing on acutely ill patients. Working as a Hospitalist William's understanding of the world has changed over the two decades as a hospitalist. He now understands the importance of non-hard science...

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94. Jeanne Simpson, Actor/Dancer/Choreographer/Director/Teacher show art 94. Jeanne Simpson, Actor/Dancer/Choreographer/Director/Teacher

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Jeanne Simpson moved to New York after graduating. She started doing day jobs in New York City to make ends meet while attending free dance classes, which allowed her to continue her training without having to pay for grad school. She eventually joined the American Isadora Dance Company, a modern company. Beginning a Career in the Performing Arts Jeanne began her acting career at HB Studios, where she was given a scholarship and studied under Austin Pendleton, a talented teacher who taught the advanced Acting Program at HB. She worked with other amazing actors and learned to choreograph scenes...

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93. Joshua Brandon Holden, Math Professor and Author of The Mathematics of Secrets show art 93. Joshua Brandon Holden, Math Professor and Author of The Mathematics of Secrets

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Joshua Brandon Holden, the author of The Mathematics of Secrets, Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption, graduated with a degree in pure math and went on to teach at the University of Massachusetts and Duke. He discovered that he was spending most of his time on teaching, so he sought jobs where they would reward teaching. He then worked at the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, where he did both teaching and research.  Common Misconceptions about Cryptography Joshua discusses common misconceptions about cryptography and its connection to the internet. He explains that...

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92. Mark Jacobstein, Accidental Entrepreneur show art 92. Mark Jacobstein, Accidental Entrepreneur

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Mark Jacobstein resides in Stanford, California with his wife, two children, and his mother in law. Mark's career has primarily focused on entrepreneurial technology, primarily in health tech, biotech, molecular diagnostics, and digital health arenas. After Cambridge, he worked with Scott Murphy, a close friend and business partner. He moved to California in 2003 to start a technology company and has been there ever since. He lives on the Stanford campus, which allows his children to grow up on a college campus.  Founding a Fantasy Sports Business Mark shares his journey from writing...

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91. Andreas Stavropoulos, Entering the Third Act show art 91. Andreas Stavropoulos, Entering the Third Act

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Andreas Stavropoulos, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, came to the United States from Greece at 18 and has been in the United States ever since. His big moves include marrying his high school sweetheart, arranging their lives around graduate school, medical school, business school, and moving to California. He is now 55-years-old and is excited about the third act of his life, where he can choose where to spend his time more than he used to. A Career as a Venture Capitalist Andreas started his career as a venture capitalist in 1999 and has been doing so for over two and a half years. He...

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After graduating college, Kimberly Moore Dalal was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force; however, it was quickly realized that her time was best served studying to become a doctor.

She discusses her journey to becoming a surgeon, the biases she overcame, and the factors that pushed her forward. Kimberly has worked as a general surgeon, a trauma surgeon, and an adult cancer surgeon, she has also performed surgery on a 10-month-old baby boy. She talks about memorable and powerful moments in oncology, and the differences between trauma surgery and other types of surgery.

Key points include:

  • 16:43: On being a trauma surgeon
  • 22:48: Advice on choosing a doctor
  • 49:03: The personalities of surgeons