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#IAmNYAS: Marissa Gray

A Q&A with 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Mentor Marissa Gray.

Published June 09, 2017

#IAmNYAS: Marissa Gray

Who has been your biggest science inspiration?

Honestly, I’m inspired by normal scientists and engineers--people who spend the majority of their lives working in the science and engineering industry and love it. I enjoy talking to other scientists and engineers about their work because they are always so excited about what they're working on and because it's usually very cool.

What’s a fun fact about you that might surprise your friends or colleagues?

When I was young I wanted to be an archeologist or a weather(wo)man (meteorologist). I guess science was always on my brain! My personal definition of science is discovering new ideas either through experiments, trial and error, or just by chance. I think science is all about discovering how things work.


Teaching Professor and the Associate Director
Graduate Programs for the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, USA

1000 Girls, 1000 Futures

What is the most important benefit you feel the Global STEM Alliance provides?

Collaboration and the exchange of ideas. I think the Global STEM Alliance, first and foremost, encourages people to get excited about science! The Alliance also urges scientists and engineers to share their ideas with one another, which ultimately leads to collaboration and further development in science and technology.