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Inspiring Future Generations

Associate Professor of Biology Johanna Varner, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology Johanna Varner, PhD, is inspiring the next generation of female scientists through her love of pikas, a small, mountain-dwelling mammal, and their response to climate change. Varner’s work as a pika biologist landed her likeness in the world’s largest collection of statues of women to exist in one place. In this podcast, she talks about what it’s like to have her statue at the Smithsonian Institute and why more women should be represented in the sciences.

Colorado Mesa University · Inspiring Future Generations


To listen to other Faculty Friday episodes and past podcasts, including special editions, visit CMUnow on Spotify or listen wherever you get your podcasts. To nominate a faculty member email Kelsey Coleman at [email protected].


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