Collection of Work

A place to share everything I’ve done and all of the great individuals I’ve gotten the chance to meet and work with!

You can find my podcast, The Wonderful World of Disney Villains, on Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Podbean.

My Podcast: The Wonderful World of Disney Villains

Disney & Women in STEM w/Naomi The Wonderful World of Disney Villains

Welcome back for another episode! Today we’re talking about women in STEM… in Disney. In the past 10 years it all-of-a-sudden seemed to become cool to show female protagonists who love science. Big Hero 6 (2014), Wrinkle in Time (2018), Black Panther (2018), and more have all shown women who love science. Before that there was representation here or there but most of the time they were villains known as witches (Evil Queen, Ursula, etc.). Women in STEM are amazing and they’ve made significant contributions to society that often goes without recognition. Today I have a special guest, Naomi, who worked with the Walt Disney Company and helped create Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. You can find Naomi on the web at and on Instagram @naohms   Time Stamps: 00:11 – I have big news! 00:46 – Disney’s women in STEM history (mostly witches, mostly promoting women in STEM in a negative way). 01:57 – Where are all the positive women in STEM role models in Disney?? I sure didn’t grow up with any. 04:15 – Blog – list of well known and lesser well known female Disney characters with passions in STEM. 04:30 – – Scully Effect: girls are more likely to pursue STEM careers when they see portrayals of women in STEM careers. 05:11 – Census Bureau report – 27% women in STEM careers, only 5% women of color. 06:16 – Disney’s recent growth in women in STEM character representation. – downside of Disney’s recent portrayal of women in STEM characters. 07:36 – Women’s Agenda – Disney princess films hinder girls from not only pursuing STEM careers but also believing they are smart and capable 08:51 – Women of color in STEM – Maryville University 09:54 – Guest introduction: Naomi. How Naomi started in engineering and construction. Dreams of being a Disney Imagineer. 14:10 – How Naomi got to work with Disney to build and design Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. 21:50 – Barriers to succeed in STEM as a woman of color. 27:24 – Naomi’s major job shift from construction to social media and her success as a social media influencer. 36:51 – Naomi’s Disney favorites (i.e. foods, characters, soundtracks, and more). 43:10 – Naomi’s advice for those who want to work in STEM, want to work with Disney, or change careers.   If you’re looking for new Disney podcasts to check out, why don’t you listen to A (Not So Brief) History of Disney World podcast? A (Not So Brief) History of Disney World podcast divulges all the secrets, history, and information about building the Disney World theme park and attractions. Please leave a rating, comment, DM on Instagram (@wwofdisvillains), or on the website ( and let me know what you thought of this episode! I am asking for any feedback, suggestions, and more to keep sharing content you all will love in a format that you find enjoyable. Do you like solo episodes or episodes with guests? Is there anything you’d like to hear an episode on in the future? Let me know! You can also find me, Kaytie, on Instagram @disvillainsscholar.
  1. Disney & Women in STEM w/Naomi
  2. Is Cruella de Vil a Redeemable Character?
  3. Disney Makeup: Princesses & Villains
  4. Disney's Asian Characters
  5. Female Representation in Disney Princess Films

Podcast Collaborations: Guest Starring on Other Podcasts

Can I Ask You a Question? Podcast

December 31, 2020: “Is it easier to change our expectations or reality? – Kaytie Ohashi”

Adam and I chat about the concept of ‘happiness = reality – expectations,’ and whether it’s easier for us to change our reality or expectations (for example, if you’re unhappy at work, is it better for you to get a new job or to try to find more appreciation for your current job).

The Cogan Conversation Podcast

January 4, 2021: “No. 30 – Kaytie Ohashi”

Allan and I discuss our thoughts on education, the current virtual climate amid COVID-19 and how my office has adapted to help students in these trying times.

The Prince of Fresh Air Podcast

January 13, 2021: “Real Time with Kaytie Ohashi”

Percy and I discuss the college admissions scandal, student loan debate, the event that happened at the Capitol building, and more.

Soundtrack Your Life Podcast

February 15, 2021: “Aladdin (2014) w/ Kaytie Ohashi of The Wonderful World of Disney Villains Podcast”

Ryan and I talk about the Broadway adaptation of the 1992 Disney’s Aladdin movie. I also tell Ryan about my experiences seeing Aladdin on Broadway (in New York and Seattle) and growing up with the Aladdin TV show.

Rights & Wrongs: Rights, Privileges, and Misconceptions Podcast

March 2, 2021: “Community Colleges & Higher Education with Kaytie Ohashi”

George and I discuss our experiences working in community colleges and the differences between the U.S. higher education system and Europe’s higher education system (where George went to college). We cover accreditation, gap years, college success advice and tips, and more.

The Janchi Show

March 3, 2021: “028 // Kaytie Ohashi + Crown’s Mychew!”

The Janchi Show hosts (Nathan, Patrick, and KJ) and I talk about my upbringing as a Korean American adoptee, participating in Korean adoptee camps and conferences, lifelong friendships, returning to Korea, and my podcast (The Wonderful World of Disney Villains). We also try Crown’s Apple flavored Mychew.

Black & Yellow

March 11, 2021: “Do We Really Need To Go To College?”

Alana and I are kicking off an entire month of episodes about education. I am in the co-host hot seat while Alana finds a new, permanent co-host (which could be me!). We talk about if college is necessary, the pros and cons of college experiences and degrees, and if not going to college was a thought we were allowed to have.


April 28, 2021: Episode 3: Student Success Coaching, Disney Villains, and Pierce College Resources

Hosts Niki and Tony and I talk about my work as a Student Success Coach at Pierce College, resources for college students, how I almost became a CPS social worker, and my work with my Disney podcast.

Higher Education

May 22, 2021: “Don’t Call Yourself a Villain if You’re Gonna Use a Freeze Ray to Freeze Monuments, That Doesn’t Do Anything to Anyone. Get Original!”

The Higher Education hosts and I talk about everything Disney villain! Who they are, who we love to hate, and more.

The Game of Nerds

June 1, 2021: “Cruella & Disney Villains”

Fellow mom Shannon and I talk about Disney villains in The Game of Nerds first ever podcast episode about Disney. In the episode I talk about my history with Disney villains, Disney villain characters, parodies and live action Disney movies, and the next generation Disney villains.

Books, Movies, and Musicals! Oh, My!

September 10, 2021: “A Whole Lotta Disney Ep. 1 – ‘I Only Wished to Have a Coat Made Out of Puppies!’ feat. Kaytie (101 Dalmations)”

Hosts Colleen and Karen and I discuss the Disney animated movie 101 Dalmatians.

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