Who wants to pet a scorpion? Our guest does. Dr. Lauren Esposito was a keynote speaker at the national SACNAS convention and spoke with us about how she is only one of a dozen scientists who study scorpions, what are some misconceptions about these creatures and also how she is a founding member of 500 Queer Scientists.
Special thanks to SACNAS & Dr. Lauren Esposito who was a delight to interview. She is hilarious.
Follow Dr. Esposito on twitter @ArachnologyNerd and @500QueerSci
Audio from Arachnophobia courtesy of Hollywood Pictures & Amblin Entertainment
Photo Credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey