Challenge your understanding of what a scientist looks like.
Engage with the captivating stories of women and People of Color in science and find inspiration for your own exploration. Discover how diverse perspectives, identities, and backgrounds uniquely contribute to scientific advancement.
Meet Jingmai O’Connor, punk-rock paleontologist and the Field Museum’s Associate Curator of Fossil Reptiles— aka the dinosaur curator. Come along on Jingmai's journey to learn how her interest in science began, see real fossils unearthed by Jingmai, and visit her fossil prep workspace. Discover the ways personal passions can overlap with science to create your own path toward becoming a scientist.
Explore Jingmai’s path into science — and find your own.
- Discover Jingmai's personal journey towards a passion for paleontology that was sparked at the age of 10
- Learn about her work and travel to China to study paleontology
- Find the connection between your personal passions and your exploration of the natural world
This exhibition was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant award #MA-249085-OMS-21.