About the podcast

The CUSTEM JOURNEYS podcast exists to help aspiring professionals launch or progress their STEM careers.

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Every week, the show explores the world of STEM though real-world stories and features on emerging careers. Not only does the show highlight unique paths for new trailblazers, it also brings practical insight to keep growing, whether you're at the entry level or moving your way up to the C-suite.

Seasoned Guests

From Cloud Engineering and Cybersecurity, to Data Science and Product Design, we'll cover a wide range of fields and topics speaking to immensely talented individuals. Founders, venture capitalists, and key business leaders will bring you insight into the value of their work and how they've reached their level of success.


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Andrew Baines
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Eliseo Iglesias
Original Co-Host
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Andrew Baines, a dedicated champion of diversity in Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math, was inspired to take meaningful action after the tragic death of George Floyd in 2021. Fueled by a desire to counter stereotypical portrayals of the Black and Latino community in media, Andrew, alongside his friend and former colleague Eliseo Iglesias, embarked on a transformative journey – the cuSTEM Journeys podcast.

This podcast serves as a dynamic platform, introducing listeners to a myriad of diverse STEM professionals within their expansive network. What began as a mission to amplify positive representations has evolved into a valuable resource for those aspiring to kickstart or advance their own STEM careers. Tune in each week to discover actionable steps, job opportunities, educational insights, and valuable connections that bridge the gap between job seekers and employers. Join us on cuSTEM Journeys as we navigate the exciting and ever-evolving landscape of STEM – your gateway to inspiration, growth, and success. Subscribe now to stay connected with our empowering community.