Profile: Dr. Ana Carolina Zeri on Why She Became a Scientist


  Dr. Ana Carolina Zeri describes her work at LNBio and gives a tour of the Synchrotron lab.

The mission of Science House Foundation is to get kids around the world excited about science and to spark their imaginations. Part of how we work to accomplish this mission of inspiring and imagination-sparking is through storytelling: sharing the stories of why and how adults, especially women, choose to become scientists.

We regularly profile scientists, students and teachers around the world whose stories represent the mission and spirit of Science House Foundation. The story of Dr. Ana Carolina Zeri is a Brazilian biochemist who directs an open lab at LNBio, Brazil’s national biosciences laboratory.

When we first met Ana she told us the moving story of how and why she became a scientist, and  we in turn felt compelled to share it with the world. Her story is one of perseverance, inspiration and drive. As a woman raised in a small town in Brazil, the expectation for Ana was that she stay home, work for the family, and not attend college. Yet she found a way.

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