Episode 112

The DNA at the Intersection of Culture, Science and Business with Dr. Gina Paige


February 15th, 2022

48 mins 17 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week, my heart is indeed warmed (I hope you all had a love-filled Valentine's Day) as I prepare to travel back to Ghana, leaving winter behind for 2022. I'm excited to share this fun and insightful conversation, which in many ways helps me pick up where I left off as I met my guest this week just days before traveling to the US. Fellow Stanford alum, Gina Paige's magic lies at the intersection of culture, science, and business. Her passion for helping individuals connect to their cultural identity has secured her a solid place in history as the co-founder of African Ancestry, Inc., as a pioneer for a new way of tracing African lineages using genetics, and as the innovator behind a new marketplace for people of African descent looking to trace their roots more accurately and reliably. She travels the world helping people demystify their roots and inform on identities so that they may better understand who they are by knowing where they’re from. With a career that spans nearly thirty years, she has become the go-to expert on DNA-based ancestry tracing for people of African descent.

This month African Ancestry is featured on VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Lineage to Legacy 2-part special where fan favorites of Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink learn about their genetic origins.

Where to find Gina?
On LInkedIn
On Instagram
On Twitter
On Facebook
On YouTube

What's Gina listening to?
Chuck Brown
Lonnie Liston Smith
Pharaoh Sanders
Sun Ra
Roy Ayers
Old School Hip Hop Sample

Other topics of interest:
Gogo Music
Narrative Psychology
Dr. Rick Kittles
20th Century Hip Hop