Young Scientists

Elisabeth Choate-Ciletti cciletti at MOLBIO.USC.EDU
Fri Jul 14 11:40:28 EST 1995

 I feel so lucky to be in a lab run by a brilliant women, with a all-women
lab to boot.  I didn't realize how special this mentor is a great
role model. She has learned not be be a "women scientist" first, but a
SCIENTIST first, who is also a women.    In this way she has successfully
learned to balance who she is with what she does for a living.  I see that I
should cherish this time when I can be free of any sexist overtones while
working on my Ph.D. Although I must say I don't recall any problem with
sexism or lack of role models in college either. We had plenty of women
faculty, very sensitive male faculty, and I recall competing fairly
aggressively and evenly with my male peers???? Am I naive or are there others
who haven't really noticed a problem being a women in science (biology?) 
Lisa cciletti at

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