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Podcast: Picture a Scientist Pt. 2- Behind the Scenes with Jane Willenbring

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Picture a Scientist Pt. 2- Behind the Scenes with Jane Willenbring


In this SWE Diverse episode, Heather Doty, SWE FY21 President, speaks to Jane Willenbring who was a scientist on the feature-length documentary film, “Picture a Scientist.” This is the second part of a two-part series where we will be hearing from the directors and the scientists from this documentary. In part two, Jane talks about the harassment women face in the STEM field and how she overcame this problem. To learn more about the documentary, go to

Jane WillenbringJane Willenbring

Jane is a geomorphologist and Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Stanford University. Her research examines the evolution of the Earth’s surface, especially how landscapes are affected by tectonics, climate change, and life on Earth. She is a Geological Society of America Fellow, the recipient of the Antarctica Service Medal, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the inaugural Marguerite T. Williams award from the American Geophysical Union.


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