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Afro Herper

Earyn McGee is a lizard-loving PhD who's changing the idea of what it means to be a scientist. (07:15)

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

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