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Salwa El-Magoli and Yen Hsieh


On this week's StoryCorps in Cincinnati: Salwa El-Magoli is a groundbreaking academic, the first female dean of the agriculture faculty at Cairo University. Yen Hsieh, is a former P&G researcher who founded FlavorDrive, a local culinary and formulation company, and is board chair of Asian Community Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving Asians in the greater Cincinnati area. 

The two are long time colleagues, with a decades old friendship dating back to their doctoral work at MIT. They recently had the chance to reflect on their friendship and the challenges Salwa faced as a female academic in the Middle East.