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Coffee & Geography S01E17 Al Snow (USA)

Coffee & Geography S01E17 Al Snow (USA)

Update: 2021-09-25


Kit talks to Al Snow (they/them) while enjoying an iced coffee, chatting about the STARS, transportation systems, appreciating and taking note of your surroundings, designing theme parks, amongst other things.

Al is a lesbian and non-binary Applied Physics major at University of California Irvine, whose research mainly focuses on studying superfluids, soon to attend the University of Washington in the fall as a graduate student studying Physics. They are a huge theme park nerd, and a transportation enthusiast. Al is an (amateur) musician and really loves to perform. They hope to someday find a career balancing research and education as they are passionate about STEM education, specifically around making it more equitable and accessible.

Some links to things mentioned in the chat:

- Exploratorium STARS
- Paul Doherty (Patio Plasma):
- Stuff Matters (book by Mark Miodownik)

Expand your Geography community by connecting with Al via Twitter (

The chat was recorded on 28th June 2021.

==About Coffee & Geography==

The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

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Coffee & Geography S01E17 Al Snow (USA)

Coffee & Geography S01E17 Al Snow (USA)

Kit Rackley (Geogramblings)