Women in Science Stories

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The National Park Service is committed to sharing a more comprehensive American narrative that includes the voices of women whose vision, tenacity, and resilience move them to climb mountains, take down barriers, shape history, protect the environment, and lead social movements.

Explore the stories below that celebrate the diversity of women, amplify the voices of historical excluded groups, and highlight the trailblazing women in the NPS that continue to shape conservation and show what a scientist looks like.


Highlighted Stories

  • graphic of a woman and a horse text reads Veronica Dickerson

    Veronica Dickerson

    Watch as Veronica takes us through her inspiring journey of how she became the go-to person for cleaning up contaminated sites in parks.

  • graphic of a young woman smiling text reads Kat Ko

    Kat Ko

    Read about Kat Ko's journey from student, to intern, to becoming a Biologist at the National Park Service.

  • graphic of a woman in NPS uniform kneeling in sand on a beach text reads Shauna Ertolacci

    Shauna Ertolacci

    Read about Shauna's story of overcoming her fear of the unknown to pursue her passion of preserving the environment.


Women in Science and Conservation Stories

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    Last updated: March 7, 2023