Phoebe Cohen’s Letter to her 12-year-old self

Dr. Phoebe Cohen is the Education and Outreach Coordinator & Postdoctoral Associate on the MIT NASA Astrobiology Team. As part of the Advent of Complex Life team, she studies fossils and answer questions such as, How did complex life evolve … Continue reading

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Joanne Kamens’ Letter to her 13-year-old Self

Dr. Joanne Kamens develops treatments for human diseases based on RNA interference, a natural mechanism of controlling gene expression. **************** Dear Joanne at 13 and beyond, Way to go—not that many girls make it into the Minnesota Talented Youth Math … Continue reading

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Christiane Bode’s letter to her 12-year-old self

Christiane uses her knowledge of chemistry to develop new cancer drugs. ***************** Dear Christiane, I’m having a hard time putting into words exactly the things that I would like to tell you right now—so many ideas come to my mind! … Continue reading

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Jo Solet’s letter to her 6-year-old self

Curiosity, courage and perseverance helped Jo on her path. Right now, she is trying to improve patient recovery by studying the effects of hospital-based noise on sleep disruption. ***************** Letter to Myself as a Little Girl April 1952 Dear Little … Continue reading

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Debbie Chachra’s letter to her teenage self

Debbie has loved to build and create things since she was a young girl. ***************** To: Debbie Chachra Scarborough, ON Canada August 15, 1984 From: Debbie Chachra, PhD Needham, MA March 11, 2010 Dear Debbie: It’s cold and bright here … Continue reading

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