Rachel Patteson (22) and Jill Brooks (21) discuss how their childhood experiences led them to environmental science. They also talk about the pitfalls of traditional science, including its gender divide.

This interview was recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps. Recorded by Jessie Robertson on July 26, 2017 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska. Edited by Teresa Bakker.

Music: “Arctic Evening” by Marcel du Preez

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