As a female engineer, I am well aware that women are still a minority in math and science professions and although the gender gap is closing, women are still paid 18-22% less than men. Today I want to honor a few trailblazing women:
Dr. Rhonda Patrick
Here is a great podcast with Joe Rogan- Dr. Patrick discusses sugar addiction, fiber, and gut health: HERE
Dr. Sarah Hallberg
Dr. Tara Brach
Women of Color That Pioneered Scientific Fields
Read this Article to learn about women that broke the mold!
Sheri Lynn Baird
This amazing science teacher gave birth to me and ignited my curiosity about the natural world. As an elementary and middle school science teacher, she built hydroponic gardens in her classroom, constructed an outdoor greenhouse, led robotics lessons, and took her students to a yearly ecology camp… the list of her creative endeavors goes on and on. Most importantly, she taught science with an infectious exuberance that made her students excited about learning!
My sister and I were raised in the woods in rural Michigan. We grew up picking asparagus, morel mushrooms, wild blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. We caught crayfish, bullfrogs, garter snakes, and salamanders …and we knew the life cycle of almost every insect in our ecosystem. We rescued strays and helped feral cats and dogs give birth to their young. We identified trees by their leaves, bark, and seeds; and we learned to observe and steward both the micro and the macro in our wild community.
I couldn’t begin to list everything we learned from my mom…we used to tease her that, “everything was a lesson” but now, in my adult life, I am so grateful that she took the time to teach my sister and I about the natural world; and most importantly that we fell in love with learning at such an early age! My sister is a VP in Biotech and I am a Biosystem Engineer…I know those roots grew from her influence…I love you mom…;)