Professor Priya Dixit of Virginia Tech joins the Hayseed Scholar podcast. Priya talks about being born in Thailand, growing up in Nepal, college and her master’s in Australia, working for the United Nations, and pursuing her graduate work at American University in DC and the transition to living in the United States. She also discusses the challenges of the US Visa process, and how it has impacted her research. Brent and Priya visit about her transition to the tenure track position at Virginia Tech, her approach to writing and decompressing. They conclude by discussing Professor Dixit’s love of dogs and also being a lifelong Liverpool fan.