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My name is Allison Lee and I am the author and creator of WOMAN SCIENTIST.


I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I have traveled to 31 countries and all 7 continents. I yearn to learn everything. I speak English, French, & Spanish and I geek out on science topics daily. I have way too much energy which is redirected to running, cycling, hiking, traveling, learning, socializing, coffee-drinking, playing music, and painting. Some may perceive me to be burning the candle at both ends but what they don’t realize is that I am just a hummingbird moving at warp speed which relative to a hummingbird feels like “normal” speed. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the University of Washington in 2006, and after a 10 year gap working in the ‘real world’ I’ve decided to go back to school. Beginning June 2016, I will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Disclaimer: If you aren’t sure what you want to study in your career, I highly recommend taking time off before going to graduate school to explore.  I spent 10 years working as a research technician on various projects and do not regret for a moment all the experiences I’ve gained which I now bring to my life as a graduate student. You have time and its never too late.

I created a silly little intro video of myself in an attempt to illustrate that a woman scientist does not have to be the stereotypical white haired old person.

I am also a FabFems Role Model.

Other Blogs: I have two other blogs documenting my experiences in the Amazon and in Antarctica. I think I will leave them as their own entity for now but you can read more by clicking on the links!




Contact me: connect@womanscientist.com


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  1. To whom it may concern,

    Hello! My name is Jessica Rauchut. I am an editor for the Stories in Science team (https://storiesinscience.org/about/) which is a part of the STEM Advocacy Institute (https://www.stemadvocacy.org). I came across your blog and thought you shared some interesting stories and I thought maybe we could include your stories onto our website! The goal is to share experiences from your journey or interaction with science. Then proceed to expand on how this experience impacted you and what you learned from it. We are surrounded by so many stories in science. Stories of success, failure, fear, discovery, serendipity, collaboration, separation, inspiration, mentorship, and so much more! It is these stories that the Journal of Stories in Science is looking to publish. We think sharing your stories on our platform would help us both out in spreading STEM education. Your site would be featured on our website making sure you get the credit you deserve!

    Please take a look at our websites and consider sharing your stories with us! If you know of anyone that would be interested in this, please forward this to them! We want to grow and share as much as possible!

    Thank you!

    Best regards,
    Jessica Rauchut

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