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When I first heard Carolyn Bertozzi speak at the American Chemical Society national meeting in the spring of 2017, I was a closeted college sophomore, still in the early stages of my journeys with chemistry and queerness. Bertozzi represented to me what she has for so many others: a shining example o...

When I first heard Carolyn Bertozzi speak at the American Chemical Society national meeting in the spring of 2017, I was a closeted college sophomore, still in the early stages of my journeys with chemistry and queerness. Bertozzi represented to me what she has for so many others: a shining example of what it means to be a successful, captivating, and proudly out chemist. In the years that followed, I would come to learn just how much of a powerhouse Bertozzi is, developing the field of bioorthogonal chemistry while championing diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as a gay woman.

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