Bringing Science to the People: Dr. Bertha Hidalgo’s Journey from Fashion Influencer to Science Educator

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This week, Dr. Bertha Hidalgo, epidemiologist, assistant professor, associate scientist, and influencer joins Carrie to dive into influencing in the time of covid. Dr. Hidalgo breaks down how she got started in social media and how her platform started evolving, even before the pandemic. Dr. Hidalgo isn’t a stranger to imposter syndrome, but she describes how she moved past that and embraced her role as a science educator. Dr. Hidalgo shares how she deals with backlash, trolls, and stepping away when social media becomes too much. Full show notes at  

Mentioned in this episode: 

Dr. Bertha Hidalgo on Instagram

Karina Dresses

Ed Yong of The Atlantic 

New England Journal of Medicine 

Dr. Fauci on NPR’s 1A

A Pep Talk for Small Businesses During Quarantine 

@ThinkLocalist on Instagram

About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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