Discussing how to balance being a cancer researcher and a national level athlete with Dr. Alia Komsany.

In this episode, I welcome Alia, who is now a lightweight rower for Saudi and also works in public health and cancer research at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. She shares her journey from rowing novice at Oxford to being a national level athlete. We also discuss the challenges of being a female and Muslim athlete. Alia also shares a bit more about her current job in public health, and how COVID has impacted her work so far. 

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Hi, I am Dr. Sheen Gurrib and I want to play my part in supporting the next generation of empowered women. I'm lucky to have fascinating conversations with very inspiring and insightful female friends and family from around the world. So, on my podcast, I'm sharing these conversation with you. Join me every week as I chat to one of these wonderful women about their journey, their career choice and being a kick-ass woman in general!