When invited to host the BIO Buzz Center during the 2018 BIO International Convention and Conference in Boston, I did not know who I’d be interviewing, just that I’d be doing a few video interviews. One of the people I met with was Shaness Grenald, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University. But Dr. Grenald is also a current scholar (1 of 30 in 2018) of the Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program (SMDP), a component of the International Center for Professional Development (ICDP) which focuses on promoting career success in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). For the past 18 years, SMDP has worked closely with BIO to help more than 600 diverse scholars transition from academia into industrial positions. Below is my short BIO 2018 Buzz Center video interview with Grenald.