Karen Hunt
Women enabling science to reach the people who need it

Karen Hunt

Karen Hunt
Lead Scientist

Boost Biomes

JLABS @ SSF

Why did you choose science as a career?

I chose science as a career because there is so much to learn, question, and to act upon. Science is a way to answer those burning questions, contribute positively to society, and to really make a difference.

Why are you passionate about what you're working on?

There are so many interesting things happening in regard to microbiome research. At Boost Biomes I have an opportunity to use that technology to improve plant, animal, and human health. It's cutting edge science and being in the forefront is exciting.

What is one piece of advice you’d give to young women in the life science sector?

As a scientist, minority, and mom of two it is critical to be a representativtive in the science community. As a young Woman, you have an opportunity to be a role model and share your experiences with others. Our presence will change stereotypes and create possibilites for Women's careers in science.