Episode 58 - From a Nurse to neuroscientist
(with Estherina Trachtenberg)
Estherina Trachtenberg started her way in nursing just because it was the easiest degree to get into and she was always curious about science. Growing up in ultra-orthodox community her educational and academic starting point wasn't very strong. However, her undying thirst for knowledge kept her moving forward and nowadays she is doing a PhD at the Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University.
Join us for this episode and listen to Estherina's inspiring story about overcoming challenges and following her passion and dreams. Estherina talks about the importance of volunteering to her life. For example She volunteered in the most rural areas in Nepal and continues to volunteer with Ukrainian refugees in Israel, as well as helping others who, just like her, have left the ultra-orthodox world, in order to provide them an easier transition.
Estherina also talks about her research topic in neuroscience and the value of learning about the social abilities of rats and humans, as well as the importance of such social support to the immune system.
In this episode Danni drank her Italian Amaretto and Estherina drank wine.
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Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)
Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)
Enjoy the episode!