Creating Community in Shark Sciences : Short Wave As a kid, Jasmin Graham was endlessly curious about the ocean. That eventually led her to a career in marine science studying sharks and rays. But until relatively recently, she had never met another Black woman in her field.

That all changed in 2020 when she connected with a group of Black women studying sharks through the Twitter hashtag #BlackInNature. Finding a community was so powerful that the women decided to start a group.

On today's show, Jasmin talks with host Maddie Sofia about Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS) and how it's supporting women of color through hands-on workshops and community building. (Encore)

To see pictures of MISS's first workshop check out their website.

How Women Of Color Created Community In The Shark Sciences

How Women Of Color Created Community In The Shark Sciences

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Members of MISS work up a shark.

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As a kid, Jasmin Graham was endlessly curious about the ocean. That led her to a career in marine science studying sharks and rays. But until relatively recently, she had never met another Black woman in her field.

That all changed in 2020 when she met a group of Black women studying sharks through the Twitter hashtag #BlackInNature. Finding a community was so powerful that the women decided to start a group.

Jasmin, along with Amani Webber-Schultz, Carlee Jackson, and Jaida Elcock, launched Minorities in Shark Sciences, or MISS for short, last year on Juneteenth. Their goal: create a community for women of color interested in studying sharks.

On today's show, host Maddie Sofia talks with Jasmin about starting MISS and how it's supporting women of color through hands-on workshops and community building.

To see pictures of MISS's first workshop check out their website.

This episode was produced by Berly McCoy and Brit Hanson, edited by Viet Le, and fact-checked by Berly McCoy.