January 16, 2021

Afro Herper

Earyn McGee is a lizard-loving PhD who's changing the idea of what it means to be a scientist. (07:15)
More like this story
Earyn McGee is a PhD candidate, researching the impact that a drying climate has on lizard populations. She’s also @Afro_Herper, running the popular social media game #FindThatLizard, where she gets to teach people cool facts about the lizards while shifting the idea of what it means to be a scientist. She’s also exploring ways to get more black women into natural resources careers.

Producer: Vanessa Barchfield Videographer: Nate Huffman Editors: Vanessa Barchfield, Mya Long
By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
The University of Arizona