March 8 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate the contribution of the many wonderful women in the OOI community, we share the stories of scientists Sophie Clayton, Hilary Palevsky, and Hilde Oliver. While their paths are different, their research interests varied, separately and together these three women are inspirational, as are the many other women who make up the OOI community.
Because it takes a village, we asked each of these women to share information about mentors who have helped them on their paths. These stories and the role of mentorship are intertwined in the profiles below in recognition of the women – and men – who have opened doorways for the next generation of scientists.