A short perspective (by Kimberly Beatty)
I have been told many times that I "don't look like a scientist". But what does a scientist look like? To me, that is a strange question. One could also ask, what does a doctor look like? Or an author? Or a teacher? Or a chef? Scientists are humans and, as such, we don't all look the same. I have enjoyed working with dozens of scientists over the years, with varied backgrounds, hobbies, lifestyles, and interests. I hope that we can celebrate and embrace our diversity, as well as our united passion for research.
Cell Press published an article, "100 inspiring black scientists in America" (link here). I invite you to visit this site to meet 100 talented scientists and learn more about what scientists look like.