StoryCorps Northwest: Two Science Professors On The Importance Of Mentorship

Rachel Jameton, left, and Jane Finan, right
Rachel Jameton, left, and Jane Finan are professors at Lewis Clark State College. They discuss the difficulties of women in STEM and how important it is to be greeted into fields of study.

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Asotin, Washington, resident Rachel Jameton struggled as a new teacher at Lewis Clark State College in nearby Lewiston, Idaho. Her colleague, Jane Finan, co-taught biology with her. The two talk about mentorship and how disappointing a teacher can be transformative for a student, in this episode of  StoryCorps Northwest, recorded virtually.

This segment originally aired on NWPB’s Morning Edition on Dec. 30, 2020. It was recorded as part of NWPB’s 2020 partnership with StoryCorps. Learn more about the national StoryCorps initiative here.

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