APR 13, 2023 11:00 AM PDT

Unconventional Career Paths in STEM with Shilo Nelson | The Life of Her Mind Ep. 7


Shilo Nelson is Professor of Kinesiology at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California.

In addition to her academic work, Shilo is a yoga instructor, certified personal trainer, and a competitive body builder. Previously, she served in the United States Air Force and was a cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks.

While earning her master’s degree from California State University at Northridge, Nelson began teaching in CSUN’s Kinesiology department. In 2010, Shilo began teaching at Pierce College, which was just down the road from Northridge’s campus. Eventually, Shilo became the chair of the Kinesiology Department. Her unique career path highlights that there is no one correct way to approach a career in STEM.


About the series: The Life of Her Mind is dedicated to learning about how women think about their careers, disciplines, and future. Each episode focuses on a single professional working in or around the sciences, with an eye toward uncovering what makes each individual’s contributions unique.

The series is hosted by Labroots Science Writer Mia Wood, Ph.D., a philosophy professor and writer living and working at the intersection of philosophy and everything else. Among her relevant interests are the philosophy of early modern science, the nature of consciousness, and personal identity.

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