Going Forth Episode 34: Shooting For The Stars

Dr. Kartik Sheth `93’s career has spanned the solar system. A world-renowned astrophysicist, he’s currently a program scientist at NASA HQ while advising science and technology policy at the White House. A committed activist, he’s also had a parallel career in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility advocacy and is the founder and CEO of Empowered Earth Alliance: a non-profit that works with local leaders to empower them to create their own sustainable solutions for climate resilience.

In this episode, we discuss his advice for navigating and succeeding across academic, government and nonprofit spheres, especially for individuals who have been historically underrepresented in those spaces. The universe is unimaginably vast, but as Dr. Sheth shares with us, we live in a small world where connection is everything.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @goingforthpodcast to find out when new episodes are released.

If you have questions or suggestions, please reach out to us at goingforth@grinnell.edu.