Maya Shankar is a cognitive scientist who served as a Senior Advisor in the Obama White House, where she founded and served as Chair of the White House Behavioral Science…
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When Banafsheh Rashidi gave birth to her daughter, Saba, she immediately conjured up vivid images of Saba’s future: passing the driver’s test, graduation, and maybe even a wedding. But when Saba received a significant medical diagnosis, Banafsheh’s dreams were upended. She talks to Maya about how she redefined success for her family on her own terms.
If you enjoyed this conversation, you might enjoy our episode with first responder Christy Warren. She’s another guest who started out as a listener of the show. The episode is called “A First Responder’s Call For Help.”