“I was very blessed to have people who cared about me and about my career.”
Marye Anne Fox
Marye Anne Fox, recipient of the 2010 National Medal of Science, had her first child while working toward her Ph.D. Here, she shares thoughts about motherhood, science, and the affirming moment that brought the two together.
Fox is an internationally known chemist and academic leader and was until recently the seventh chancellor of the University of California, San Diego. She also holds the title of distinguished professor of chemistry at UCSD and has received honorary degrees from 12 institutions in the United States and abroad. Previously, Fox was chancellor and distinguished university professor of chemistry at North Carolina State University, a post she held from 1998 to 2004. Before going to North Carolina, Fox spent 22 years at the University of Texas, where she held the Waggoner Regents Chair in Chemistry. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.