From Rosalind Franklin, whose work led to the discovery of the DNA double-helix, to Katherine Johnson, whose math skills were critical to the success of NASA space flights, many women’s contributions to STEM fields have been downplayed or even erased from history. A new project by researchers at Brown University and San Francisco State University aims to write them back into the books.


Emilia Huerta-Sanchez — Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University
Rori Rohlfs — Assistant Professor at the San Francisco State University Department of Biology
Rochelle Reyes — Former student researcher under Huerta-Sanchez and Rolfs. She is working towards a career in forensic pathology.