Women in science we admire
Gloria Hollister nominated by Felicity Blake
Gloria Hollister was an adventurous American scientist, conservationist and explorer. She graduated as a zoologist in 1924 and made world record-setting deep sea dives in a Bathysphere off Bermuda in the 1930s. In addition to oceanography, ichthyology and marine ecology, she also led expeditions to Guyana and Trinidad for the Department of Tropical Research (1936), co-founded the Red Cross’ blood donor centre in Brooklyn, NYC during WWII, and brought about the protection of the USA’s first Natural History Landmark by the Department of the Interior.