Air Necessities: Pallavi Pant joins @RealScientists

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This week, Real Scientists is in Amherst, Massachusetts in the US with Dr Pallavi Pant (@pallavipnt). Dr Pant is an air pollution scientist and Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Massachusetts. We chatted with Dr Pant about their STEM story.

How did you get started in science?

As a kid, I ran a science lab with a group of friends where we conducted scientific experiments (we were not even 10 yet, so these weren’t sophisticated experiments with the right sample size, or replicates yet!) and always had a million questions. As I grew older, the field of science, especially biology and chemistry seemed particularly fascinating to me. There has been no looking back since.

What got you into researching air pollution?

I grew up in Delhi, the capital of India, one of the largest metropolitan cities in India albeit with poor air quality…

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