Interview with Isabel Escobar, August 7, 2018

Project: I Am Diversity: The Unconscious Bias Initiative Oral History Project

  • Description
  • Play Interview
  • Rights & Request
  • Citation

Interview Summary

Isabel Escobar talks about her childhood in Brazil, and the role of powerful women in her life both within her family and her Catholic education. She talks about living under a military dictatorship in Brazil, including the police taking her uncle because of his opposition to the regime. Escobar talks about the various careers she's considered and what ultimately led her to decide to become an engineer. She discusses her education at the University of Central Florida, both undergraduate and graduate. She also talks about her career at the University of Toledo and why she came to the University of Kentucky in 2015. She discusses the importance of diversity in education and engineering especially. She talks about how conversations are crucial in promoting diversity. Escobar discusses her research about water and how to make it safer, which was inspired by watching the outbreaks of cholera as a child. She talks about examples of her responses to sexist and racist harassment she has suffered. She also discusses what makes a good advocate in those situations.

Interview Accession

2018oh446_iam005

Interviewee Name

Isabel Escobar

Interviewer Name

Reneé Collins

Interview Date

2018-08-07

Interview Rights

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Interview Usage

Interviews may only be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Restriction

No Restrictions

Interviews may only be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Add this interview to your cart in order to begin the process of requesting access to a copy of and/or permission to reproduce interview(s). 


Escobar, Isabel Interview by Reneé Collins. 07 Aug. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Escobar, I. (2018, August 07). Interview by R. Collins. I Am Diversity: The Unconscious Bias Initiative Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Escobar, Isabel, interview by Reneé Collins. August 07, 2018, I Am Diversity: The Unconscious Bias Initiative Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt7x6970096f