March is Women’s History Month, and many organizations have shared examples of women who have made a difference in their communities and the world. We asked STEM Ecosystems members about their personal experiences and women who have been their role models. Kaci Fankhauser, an AmeriCorps VISTA working with the Arizona SciTech Ecosystem, said:
“When I was a kid, the woman who inspired me to ultimately become a biologist was Jane Goodall. Her dedication to her work is so admirable (and also very enticing – living out in the field doing research is a dream!), and her ability to bridge the gap between her scientific research and the rest of the world is something I hope to mirror in my scientific endeavors.”
We applaud Goodall for her example, and we look forward to hearing stories of Fankhauser’s own research and success. Hopefully we’ll be able to share her work during Women’s History Month one day in the future!