In this two-part episode, we talked with Una Knowling, Section Leader for Reliability, Fuels, and Efficiency at Black & Veatch Corporation, Licensed Professional Engineer, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UMKC. Una is also an intersex and transgender person who as walked the walk as a woman for a decade.
Part 1 consists of conversations around what it means to be intersex, Una's experiences coming out at work, what it looks like to be transgender in the STEM field, how to travel safely internationally as an LGBTQIA+ person and professional.
𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚: 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝘅𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀, 𝘀𝗲𝘅𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝘃𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝘀𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶-𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘅 𝘀𝗹𝘂𝗿. 𝗜𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝟭:
- 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘅 𝘀𝗹𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝟰𝗺𝗶𝗻𝟱𝟬𝘀𝗲𝗰 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟰𝗺𝗶𝗻𝟱𝟮𝘀𝗲𝗰
- 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝟳𝗺𝗶𝗻𝟱𝟴𝘀𝗲𝗰 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟴𝗺𝗶𝗻𝟱𝘀𝗲𝗰
- 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝗲𝘅𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝘅𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝘃𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝟭𝟯𝗺𝗶𝗻𝟱𝟲𝘀𝗲𝗰 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟭𝟱𝗺𝗶𝗻𝟯𝟬𝘀𝗲𝗰