Science Teacher Marlena Jackson
Marlena Jackson


How to Become A: Biochemist & Biophysicist


Watch Marlena Jackson, scientist, share how she enjoys her work sequencing DNA samples, which contribute to the development of cures and treatments for diseases such as cancer. It is personal for her, because her mom was diagnosed with cancer and she finds it rewarding to know that the work she does will help other patients like her. She tells girls that the number one reason they should consider a career in science is because it is fun. But it is also great because it is a career where they will be able to support themselves financially and contribute to their community.

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