Anne Chisa is a Malawian born living and studying in South Africa. She's the host and founder of the The Root of the Science Podcasts. She's also a Masters graduate in agricultural science. Anne is passionate about education and promoting the voices of Africans in STEM.
"Hello everyone and welcome to episode 50 of the Root of the Science Podcasts! Yes, you heard me, 50 whole episodes. For those of you who are hearing my voice for the first time, this is Nathasia Muwanigwa; I am Zimbabwean PhD student currently in Luxembourg and the cofounder of Visibility STEM Africa. I am so incredibly honored to be guest hosting the final episode of season 1 of the Root of the Science podcasts, where I will be chatting with the amazing Anne with an E, picking up from episode 49 where we mainly focused on the root of her science and her journey in STEM. I just want to start off this podcast by saying how proud I am of Anne for everything she has been able to achieve over these last few months with this podcast. As someone who is passionate about amplifying the voices of Africans in STEM, I have so much gratitude for the work that Anne has done in creating this beautiful and inspiring space, where African scientists can tell their stories in an authentic way. It is only fitting that we wrap up the season with Anne telling us a bit more about what motivated her to birth the idea of this podcast and how she took that idea and turned it into a reality. She recaps some of the gems that stuck with her from previous episodes and acknowledges the many people who helped her through this journey. Finally, we talk about the future – the future of the podcast, Anne’s future on a professional and personal note, and what season 2 will have in store for us. Thank you so much for tuning in, and enjoy this amazing episode!"- Nathasia Muwanigwa  Support the show (
"Hello everyone! Welcome to episode 49 of The Root of the Science Podcasts. As you can probably tell this episode is going to be little different, we’re flipping the script a little bit. My name is Nathasia Muwanigwa; I am a Zimbabwean PhD student currently in Luxembourg and the cofounder of Visibility STEM Africa. I have the incredible privilege of guest hosting the season finale of the Root of the Science podcasts, and my amazing guest is none other than the inspiring founder and host of this podcast, Miss Anne with an E herself. In part one of the season 1 finale, we get to learn more about Miss Anne Chisa, a Malawian who’s spent 20 years living in South Africa. She details her journey into STEM, which was far from smooth sailing, and she tells us about the different challenges she faced from high school, undergrad and Master’s level and how she was able to overcome them through hard work, perseverance and the incredible support of her parents. She tells us about her latest endeavor - a PhD in the Agricultural Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and gives us an insight into the fascinating transdisciplinary project she is involved in that seeks to restore local environments and ecosystems in rural areas through tree planting and sustainably repurposing waste. Tune in to hear all about this and so much more, I am so excited for you all to get inspired by this incredible gem of a young woman. Enjoy!" - Nathasia Muwanigwa Support the show (
 My guest today is Nkhensani Mogale from South Africa who is currently a lecturer of anatomy at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In this episode, we learn that was fascinated by the human body when studying life sciences in high school. Naturally, she wanted to be a medical doctor but unfortunately, it didn't work out. Instead she went on to pursue medical sciences where she was exposed to subjects such as anatomy. Nkhensani will explain how her journey was a winding road. She also became a mom while pursuing her various qualifications that added to the load and she tells us how she navigated and struck the work-home balance. Despite the bumps in the road Nkensani has thrived and has gained notable recognition in her field. She tells us about the projects she works on that is focusing on the link between clinical anatomy and orthopedics. Tune in to learn all this and so much more!Twitter and Instagram: @NkhensanimogaleSupport the show (
My guest today is Anna Ampaw who is of Ghanian descent living in Canada. In this episode, we learn that Anna actually wanted to be a dentist she will explain further that her academic journey was not straight and narrow and unfortunately the dentist dream did not come to pass.  Currently, a chemistry PhD student at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research focuses on synthesizing small molecule carbohydrates for the purpose of decreasing cell damage during cryopreservation. We get into understanding this fascinating research and Anna clears up any misconceptions that Sci-Fi movies might have taught us about cryopreservation. Apart from the research, Anna is working on her own individual outreach project for women in STEM that are either at the undergraduate, graduate, or young professional level she hopes to execute summer 2021 in Ghana. Linking to this we discuss the importance of Africans, especially those in the Diaspora, to come back to Africa and assist projects for the advancement of other Africans in their home country. Tune in!Twitter and Instagram: @anna_thechemistLinkedIn: Anna AMpawSupport the show (
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Dec 20th, 1994
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 822106