I want to stretch my arms to all of the girls across the globe and tell them that being a woman is a pride, not a shame, and that they are capable of achieving what they dream of, and that they just need to believe in themselves. That is my final act in the theater of life. When I achieve that I am good!

Katayoon (Katie) Dehesh, director of the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology and professor of molecular biochemistry, on why she's stretching her influence beyond the lab to inspire local students.

The Scientist

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