EP 76: Mishumo Nemathaga- Msc Student in Agriculture
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Hello everyone, welcome back to episode 76! 

My guest today is Mishumo Nemathaga. She's a South African living in South Africa. In this episode, Mishumo tells us that she always knew that she wanted to do something related to biology from primary school. This love carried on all the way until her high school years where she was even awarded the best student in biology. However, after completing high school, she went to college and registered to be an electrical engineer. She explains the reasons behind this slight detour in her academic journey. After a gap year, Mishumo registered for a  BSc degree in microbiology and zoology at the University of South Africa. Currently, she's an MSc student in agriculture focusing on animal science.  Her research investigates Ascaridia galli, a parasitic roundworm that infects village chickens. Mishumo tells us about this research and its importance. Apart from her studies, Mishumo is very passionate about STEM; in general, she's a Black Woman In Science Fellow 2021 and started her own Facebook page called Free Science to curate educational resources for high school students. She explains the importance of being part of and creating such spaces that support STEM initiatives. Tune in as we hear about this and so much more. 

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