“When I was very little, my parents always took
us to the American Museum of Natural History,
the Bronx Zoo, and then even just watching on TV
we would pick the shows that were about science.”
That is how Dr. Rebecca Spokony traces back her
interest in science.
A native of Brooklyn Heights, New York City,
she remembers how when her mother was an
undergraduate, she worked on fruit flies. “Even
though she did not go on to work on science after
she graduated from college, it still was important
to her, and she shared that with me, and I guess I
incorporated that into who I was and still am now.”
Romero, Aldemaro Jr., "Spokony is a hands-on researcher, teacher of genetics." (2017). CUNY Academic Works.