The Scully Effect – Dana was an inspiration to many young budding scientists

Alisa P

By day Alisa works as a research administrator and aspiring science communicator. By night she works on her long dreamt of novel (an historic lesbian romance), writes lesbian & bi short stories, performs burlesque (she’s a burlyQ student and budding performer), blogs and watches lots of Netflix with her significant other. She spends weekends taking their dog Harry to the beach. A self confessed history and science nerd (she’s a trained scientist too), she’s a little obsessed with fungi, nature, film noir, inspiring lesbian stories through the ages, and feminist and LGBTQIA issues.

You can find my blogs at sapphicscientist.wordpress.com and lipstickonmylabcoat.wordpress.com You can also find me on Twitter here twitter.com/lipsticklabcoat and here twitter.com/Sapphicsci

Lives: Brisbane, Australia

Loves: Science, nature, writing, women

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I was thinking about Dana Scully this morning while getting ready for work, and what an inspiration she was to me when I was a teenager.

I was reminiscing about my teenage years and my daily bus ride home from the coast to my home in a small town among rainforest on a mountain and thinking about those times, Scully popped into my head.

Her character on the X-Files inspired me to pursue science, and specifically forensic science (and forensic pathology) as a career.

My career path took an alternative path and headed towards microbiology, research and now administration in scientific and university environments but I still credit the figure of Scully – analytical, scientific and strong, for me being a scientist.

As a teenage girl who knew she didn’t look like and was not like everyone else, she was an inspiration – a pretty redhead who wore suits, carried a gun and used her intelligence and knowledge, and not her looks and sexuality, to succeed.

Alisa P

By day Alisa works as a research administrator and aspiring science communicator. By night she works on her long dreamt of novel (an historic lesbian romance), writes lesbian & bi short stories, performs burlesque (she’s a burlyQ student and budding performer), blogs and watches lots of Netflix with her significant other. She spends weekends taking their dog Harry to the beach. A self confessed history and science nerd (she’s a trained scientist too), she’s a little obsessed with fungi, nature, film noir, inspiring lesbian stories through the ages, and feminist and LGBTQIA issues.

You can find my blogs at sapphicscientist.wordpress.com and lipstickonmylabcoat.wordpress.com You can also find me on Twitter here twitter.com/lipsticklabcoat and here twitter.com/Sapphicsci

Lives: Brisbane, Australia

Loves: Science, nature, writing, women

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