Updated: Apr 15, 2021
In episode 8, Dr. Ericka Boone joins us for a candid conversation about her journey to "Soul Good". She shares her experience from grad school, motherhood, and STEM positions to her role as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Loan Repayment.
We met while we were graduate students at the Pennsylvania State University. There's nothing like seeing your classmates excel. We support and cheer for one another.
She vividly describes how she overcame what she discovered was imposter fears as well as her courageous successes. Prior to this position, Dr. Boone served as a Health Scientist Administrator in the Office of Science Policy and Communications at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) where she developed and targeted science-based publications, outreach initiatives, and other activities to educate a variety of audiences about the science of drug use, abuse, and addiction.
She also stresses the importance of doing what you enjoy and taking time for self. She practices what she preaches and has built a side business around her creative energy. Dr. Boone is also the owner and lead designer for Live Laugh Bejeweled. She has an eye for creating the most original accessories for all the Bejeweled Baes out there. The ethnic-inspired and custom leather accessories are an extension of her mission to be more of her authentic and genuine self. Listen to this episode as she inspires us to be our best selves.
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