35. On a Mission: Scientist, inventor and activist, Dasia Taylor

In today’s episode we talk with our youngest guest to date, nineteen year old inventor, inspiration and Wild Woman, Dasia Taylor. At 15 Dasia created surgical stitches that change color, indicating whether a patient’s wound is infected. She is an advocate for racial equity and Dasia’s scientific experiment eventually created medical device technology that will be more easily affordable and accessible in low income communities and developing countries.

This incredible young woman has already seen and done so much, today we discuss:
-Dasia’s first ten years as an only child raised by a young single mother in pursuit of her own education.
-How a shared commitment to education created a unique bond through learning.
-The science behind Dasia’s amazing discovery at fifteen.
-Dasia’s first science competition, “The Junior Science and Humanity Symposium” and the path to the top 10 in the“Regeneron Science Talent Search”, a competition with 2500 applicants.
-Dasia’s experience on The Ellen Show, new connections and new experiences that continue to open new opportunities.
-The importance and value of mentors, educators, family and community.
-The chosen responsibility of inspiring women in science.
-Dasia’s feature in the new edition of “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls”

“When I think about incredible women and girls in STEM I think about young women like Dasia Taylor. A freshman at University of Iowa Dasia is already changing the science field”
-Kamala Harris

Links from Today’s episode:

The Ellen Show

“Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers”

Find Dasia on Instagram @theeheadnerd