(Re)claiming my scientific identity during dual pandemics

Originally published in this blog post. Illustrated by Amelyn Ng. Inspired by an illustration by Rose Wong from NBC news.

Why I hesitated to claim “I’m a scientist”

Photo of Ashlea holding the “Ain’t I a Scientist?” sign she made for the March for Science in Washington D.C. on April 22, 2017.

Why I claim it… maybe.

Why I (re)claim it now!

I‘m a writer ✍🏿 & neurobiology Ph.D. candidate 🧠 studying a mechanism behind how we think & behave flexibly. Grateful 🙏🏿 for family, friends, & food ❤️.

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