No Lab Coats Here

Allie Wilkinson's new blog, This Is What a Scientist Looks Like, asks readers to "change the perception of who and what a scientist is or isn't" through personal photo and story submissions. "There is no single clear-cut path to becoming a scientist. A scientist can come from any background," Wilkinson says.

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