Growing up on the eastern shore of Maryland, Julie Meyer was always around water.This influenced the 39-year-old to explore marine science, and now the UF postdoctoral scientist is a L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship winner, wrote L’Oréal USA’s Director of External Communications Emily Stephens in an email. Meyer is one of five women in the country receiving a $60,000 grant to apply to her research.
Meyer said she applied for the fellowship in March and was surprised when she found out she won in August.
Lauren Paige, the vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives at L’Oréal USA, wrote in an email Meyer’s commitment to mentoring young women scientists is impressive.
“Science depends on female scientists like Julie to be a role model for girls looking to enter scientific fields,” she said.