Hello, my name is Rachel Carson, and I led the charge for discoveries that were controversial but changed the world of marine science.
I studied biology at Johns Hopkins University, and I couldn't finish all my degrees, but it laid the foundation for my future.
Between a letter I received and concerns from my colleagues, I launched an investigation into the pesticide DDT, which seemed to be causing unrelenting harm to birds and other animals.
In 1962 I published "Silent Spring" which exposed how DDT was being used at extremely harmful levels and was being misused, which was causing animal populations to die off.
My book got praise for bringing attention to the need to regulate certain chemicals, while also receiving criticism because I supposedly didn't acknowledge DDT's role in controlling the insect population.
Though I wasn't always the most popular, I feel like my work was guided by the right motives, and I hope I was able to inspire a new era of scientists and environmentalists.