Katherine Bouman is an American who led the development of an algorithm for imaging black holes, known as Continuous High-resolution Image Reconstruction using Patch priors (CHIRP), and was a member of the Event Horizon Telescope team that captured the first image of a black hole.
Suzanne Simard is a Canadian scientist who is best known for her work on best known for the research she conducted on the underground networks of forests characterized by fungi and roots.
Mae Carol Jemison is an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel into space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, teacher of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology, and Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, ecofeminist, food sovereignty and anti-GMO advocate.
Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas is the world’s foremost authority on the orangutan.
Katia Krafft was a French volcanologist and filmmaker.
Sylvia Alice Earle is an American marine biologist, oceanographer, and explorer who’s life work has been about protecting the oceans.
Jane Goodall traveled from England to Tanzania where she would expand our knowledge of chimpanzees.
Dr. Dian Fossey lived among the gorillas of the Virunga mountains of Rwanda, greatly contributing to the knowledge about these great apes.