(KUTV) Sarah George had "great mentors" that encouraged her to pursue a career in science.
She recalls a biology teacher she had in Seattle who told her she should go to medical school and get a degree in biology.
"Having somebody who encouraged that curiosity was terrific," she said.
She would tell young women who are interested in science, math, and other careers to look for mentors who will do the same.
Being a scientist and then getting involved in museums may seem unusual, but is actually a common career path.
"The whole discipline of natural history museums actually are based on biological collections," George explained.
"The big natural history museums are like icebergs. The exhibits are the top, and then they have this huge research enterprises of biologists and paleontologists."
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