Wonderful Women Wednesday: Dr. Marian H. Pettibone

Dr. Marian H. Pettibone (1908-2003), Associate Curator of Worms, National Museum of Natural History, was the 1st polychaete curator at the Smithsonian, and was the leading expert on scale worms. #Groundbreaker

Black and white photo of woman wearing cat eye glasses with short hair smiling.

Bonus anecdote about Dr. Pettitbone:

"While standing in line for a job interview during WWII, she overheard that men standing in the next line were going to get paid much more than those in her line. She then switched lines and became a spot welder, rather than a typist." 

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