Lessons From Grammy

Since my last column for Exit Event, life intervened to remind me that role models don’t have to be in your field, they just need to teach you something important.

I’ve been spending more than a little time being grateful to one of my first role models, Ruth Cox Cusick, or Grammy, to me.

She was the first scientist I met, and my first babysitter. She lived a mile away from my childhood home and helped raise me while my parents built their business. Re-reading her life as summarized in her obituary, I was reminded what an extraordinary life she made for herself.

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