An Interview with Dr. Mayim Bialik
On Saturday March 3, I got the opportunity to meet Dr. Mayim Bialik. She has appeared on the 1990-1995 show Blossom, and now she appears on The Big Bang Theory as Amy Farrah Fowler.
When I got home from school on March 1, my parents told me to check my email. When I did, I found an email from my editor asking me if I could interview Dr. Mayim Bialik. I instantly replied yes. When I researched Dr. Bialik, I learned that both of her parents were teachers, she has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, she started acting at a young age, and that she was coming out with a book!
The interview took place at the Hyatt in Chicago. Dr. Bialik lives in Los Angeles, but she was in town for Texas Instrument’s T3 International Conference. When I walked into the Hyatt, I saw many educators rushing in different directions and speaking different languages. But everyone came here for one reason: to help their students learn better. I then boarded the elevator for the 28th floor and for Dr. Bialik’s suite where I would conduct my interview.
I was so excited for the interview! I asked Dr. Bialik a series of questions, and then I realized we had some things in common. She told me that "it takes all different types of people to make the world go around," that education is incredibly important, using humor while teaching helps students learn, and that math and science are the basis of almost every career.
Overall, it was one of the most exciting experiences of my life when I got to meet Dr. Mayim Bialik!
Watch my video interview with Dr. Mayim Bialik here!
Photo: Kid Reporter Natalie Wexler with Dr. Mayim Bialik after their interview in Chicago on March 3. (Photo courtesy Natalie Wexler)