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"The Forum" is ISGP's bi-weekly audio podcast in which your hosts break down the debates that occurred at past ISGP conferences. Each episode puts today's hot-button issues in the context of your life by translating the topics discussed by experts into an informal conversation. It's the information you want about food safety, infectious disease, and climate change, presented in a way that puts you in-the-know without requiring you to break out your old college textbooks. The Forum is truly where today's science comes to socialize.

Meet Your Hosts

Conveniently, the hosts of The Forum are both ISGP and social media enthusiasts. With plenty of experience in science, as well as constructing 140-character commentaries, they are the ones who condense pages of ISGP conference reports into the concise yet thorough dialogues that you hear during podcast episodes. The hosts encourage you to communicate with them via social media using #ISGPForum

Aubrey Paris

Aubrey Paris (@BelleTucker11)

Aubrey is a graduate student at Princeton University pursuing a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Previously, she earned B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Ursinus College, ISGP's first IAP institution. Her favorite form of social media is Twitter, where she enjoys commenting on science, society, and the San Francisco Giants.

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Daniela Baeza (@DFBee)

Daniela is currently a Senior Fellow with the ISGP and a human rights intern at the United Nations. She received B.A. degrees in International Relations/Global Affairs and Political Science from Eckerd College, and she is now pursuing a Master's degree in International Development Management from the London School of Economics. Daniela's favorite form of social media is Facebook, where she claims to keep in touch with friends but is most likely watching videos of baby animals.

Cleo Warner

Cleo Warner (@CleboWarner)

Cleo is an Eckerd College graduate with a B.A. in Literature and Environmental Studies. Her love for studying food systems is leading her through some obscure farming adventures all over the globe before eventually pursuing a graduate degree in the near future. Her social media outlet of choice is Instagram, where her posts consist mainly of plants and cats.

Listen To The Forum Podcasts

ISGP Podcast: Coral Reef Conservation

HOT TOPIC: Learn about the laundry list of challenges currently facing corals and coral reefs, as well as why (and how) we might want to conserve and ...

ISGP Podcast: Hidden in Plain Sight

NEW EPISODE! This week, the co-hosts are joined by University of Nottingham's Ted Bradshaw to discuss the "invisible diseases" anxiety and depression....

ISGP Podcast: Chronic Wasting Disease

HOT TOPIC: Chronic wasting disease or CWD, is a prion disease spreading to deer, elk, and moose populations across the globe. Are we dealing with the ...

ISGP Podcast: 100th Episode...What is AI?

Phenomenal job to the team at ISGP's "The Forum" for releasing their 100th podcast episode! Do you use Siri, Alexa, or Facebook? Have you watched spor...

ISGP Podcast: E-cigarettes

HOT TOPIC: Are e-cigarettes safe? Are they less harmful than traditional cigarettes? And do they help people quit smoking, or do they encourage non-sm...

ISGP Podcast: Cottage Foods

NEW EPISODE! If you've ever purchased a food product at a bake sale or farm stand, you've purchased a "cottage food." Have you ever heard of the Cook...

ISGP Podcast: 23[Questions] and Me

NEW EPISODE! At-home genetic testing kits can tell you about your ancestry and predisposition to disease, but their popularity raises major medical a...

ISGP Podcast: The Skeptical Now

NEW EPISODE! Science Skepticism Science skepticism is an important part of maintaining academic rigor, but it can definitely reach a detrimental ex...

ISGP Podcast: Ocean Acidification

HOT TOPIC: Ocean acidification and the "Big Blue Breakdown" What's causing ocean acidification, and how does it affect you even if you don't live n...

ISGP Podcast: Oil Spills

HOT TOPIC: Oil Spills We have all heard about oil spills and see the results of them. What constitutes an oil spill, what effects can spills have,...