Mon, 30 November 2020
SUFB 1088: Growing Up As A Black Marine Scientist With Carlee Jackson, Camille Gaynus, Alex Troutman and Their Moms!
This week we are celebrating Black In Marine Science Week so that we can show that there are many Black Marine Scientists who need to be recognized and identified.
On today's episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast, I am joined by Carlee Jackson, Dr. Camille Gaynus, and Alex Troutman and their mothers. We discuss what it was like for these marine scientists to grow up to follow a career in Marine Science.
Their mothers tell us what their children did to show them that they were serious about being a marine scientist and how they learned what being a marine scientist was all about. Carlee and Camille both competed in swimming while Alex was always out back playing in the creek behind his house, turning up rocks and logs to see what creatures lie underneath.
Now, Carlee, Camille, and Alex are marine scientists studying sharks, corals, and sea turtles, respectively. They are also co-organizers in #BlackInMarineScienceWeek. They want more black marine scientists to be seen and heard that is what this week is all about.
I am proud that Carlee, Camille, and Alex are on today's episode. Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast is a show that I created to provide marine scientists and conservationists with a platform to talk about their work and I am very proud that I got to be a part of this week.
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