Kirsten Grorud-Colvert: An Unexpected Encounter

Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, a marine ecologist, remembers a surprising and formative experience she had on a dive as an early career researcher.

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Kirsten Grorud-Colvert is a marine ecologist at Oregon State University, where she has studied ocean organisms in the Oregon nearshore, the Florida Keys, and California’s Catalina Island, along with other marine systems from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.


Elisa Schaum: A Mainly True Story About Science

Elisa Schaum describes her experience as the only scientist in a family of eclectic artists, and demonstrates why art and science are more similar than we might think.

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Elisa Schaum is an oceanographer turned evolutionary biologist that investigates what makes some phytoplankton populations better at evolving under climate change than others. (Read more here)

***Note from Elisa:

Confessions of a non-native speaker: it was only after the story telling session that I realised that to most native English speakers, ‘gipsy’ is a slur that should not be used without permission by the person that is being talked about. As this story is in its essence a love letter to my crazy artist family, the word was not meant to be read as a slur but is just the word that is, in translation, closest to the way that my family describes themselves.