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The Research Her

The Research Her is a weekly science communication podcast for us that provides reliable and relatable topics from how hair products affect health to the effects of Instagram on mental health. It encourages improvement of the disproportionate amount of research focused on minorities. Host Elissia Franklin is a black woman in chemistry who shares the woes and rewards in her field while learning of research in many areas.

Jun 21, 2019

In this episode, we get to connect with Arianne Hunter, Ph.D. From Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Hunter obtained her B.A. in Chemistry at Dartmouth College under the guidance of Dr. Gordon Gribble. After graduation in 2014, Arianne joined the Ph.D. program at the University of Oklahoma where she is a fully funded SMART Department of Defense Scholar and Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellow. 


Dr. Hunter is the first black woman to get her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma. During her graduate studies, she publications 7 articles in international journals, won 9 awards, brought in over $130,000 worth of funding through fellowships/scholarships, and led projects that secured huge NSF and NIH grants that provided funding for my Ph.D. laboratory.


She has won multiple awards including the Ronald E. Lehr Scholarship, Jerry J. Zuckerman Scholarship, Sherril D. Christian Scholarship, and Oklahoma’s NextGen Under 30. She also started a STEM outreach non-profit organization for young girls. Currently, she is obtaining post-doctoral training in forensic chemistry at the Defense Forensic Science Center.


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