Episode for September 20, 2023
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Dasia Taylor is a trailblazing STEAM advocate (M for medical technology), sneakerhead, and technology innovator who has been nationally recognized for her exceptional scientific achievements.
Being passionate about equity meeting science, she is intentional in using her knowledge to make a difference in the lives of students of all ages.
As a high schooler Dasia gained national recognition for prototyping a suture capable of identifying developing infections, showcasing her innovative spirit and dedication to improving healthcare.
Her journey has been widely shared across multiple national platforms, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, PBS NewsHour, CNN, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, and PEOPLE Magazine.
In recognition of her remarkable achievements, Dasia was named the 2023 Iowa’s Woman of the Year presented by USA Today, which recognizes leaders who are making a significant impact in their communities. Dasia was also featured in the Rebel Girls series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women book.
Through her innovative work and advocacy for STEAM education, Dasia is inspiring the next generation of young leaders to stay curious, learn inside and outside of the classroom, and make a positive impact on the world.
Her continued innovation and dedication to making a difference in the lives of all humans has made her a sought-after speaker and role model for young people everywhere.
Dasia lives in Iowa with her family, including her beloved bird, Prince. She loves all things yellow, listening to music, and knows enough about the rules to play outside the lines.
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