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Self-described 'lizard lady' wants to change face of science


December 27, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — If there is such a thing as a celebrity herpetologist, University of Arizona doctoral student Earyn McGee is well on her way.

At age 26, the self-described "lizard lady" already has her own Wikipedia page, a temporary statue in her honor at the Central Park Zoo in New York City, and her own line of merchandise for the tens of thousands of people who follow her on social media.

Earlier this month, McGee's campaign to make science more fun and her field more inclusive to people of color helped land her on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list of North American scientists to watch in...

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