Elena Siegel | Curiosity Project
Dr. Elena Siegel’s career path took a number of unexpected turns. She was a CPA focused on business and finance. However, watching her mother-in-law’s final days in a nursing home inspired her to embrace a new field of research. Now, Dr. Siegel is helping improve the nursing home industry by finding ways for managers to better support employees and thereby improve care for seniors.
Every great discovery begins with a healthy dose of curiosity. Where does that first inquisitive spark come from, and how does it lead to exploration, discovery, and action? KVIE is partnering with UC Davis to find out. We’re profiling professors, scientists, researchers, and others at UC Davis to examine the curious spirit that led each of them to great breakthroughs or achievements in science, technology, health, and beyond. We’ll explore how the intersection of multiple viewpoints can create new ways of thinking, whether it’s a confluence of science and art, animal and human health, or something else entirely. We call it the Curiosity Project, and we’ll be sharing the fascinating stories of these people both online and on KVIE!
S1 Ep31 | 3m 40s
From CPA to nursing, Elena Siegel changed careers to improve the nursing home industry.
S1 Ep29 | 4m 40s
UC Davis Dean Mark Winey shares his inspiration in becoming a scientist.
S1 Ep28 | 5m
Blind since age 3, Geerat Vermeij uses his sense of touch to satisfy his curiosity.
S1 Ep24 | 5m 10s
UC Davis professor Katia Vega explores how our bodies can be interactive platforms.
S1 Ep16 | 4m 38s
Visit the Beta Lab, a UC Davis School of Education mobile maker lab.