Genetics professor Ahna Skop was recently interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio about her participation in the #IfThenSheCan art exhibition, currently at the National Mall in Washington DC. The exhibit showcases accomplished and relatable STEM role models whose stories are proof that gender is no barrier to any career.
From the article:
For years, Ahna Skop didn’t feel like she fit the mold of a scientist.
She comes from a family of artists. Her father, Michael Skop, was a pupil of a famous Croatian artist, Ivan Meštrović, and her dad brought in students from all over the world to an art school they had at their house. Her mother, Kathleen Prince Skop, is a ceramicist and retired high school art teacher.
“Here I am as a scientist,” said the geneticist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “You might assume that I inherited the recessive gene for science.”
To learn more about the exhibit, Professor Skop’s journey as both a scientist and artist, or to listen to the podcast, click here.