For the Ancients Group Challenge...
When I was a child of 5 or 6, I didn't play with dolls. I had chemistry sets and had a lab down in our basement. I was one of those nerdy brainiac kids who loved books and academics.
I graduated from Michigan State University and went on to graduate school at the University of Southern California Medical School to study Cytologypathology and Experimental Pathology. I looked at cells under a microscope to diagnose cancer and other diseases.
One day I asked my professor," If we can diagnose diseases by studying the cells of people...could we also study the cells of a fetus before birth to see if the baby will be born normal or with heath problems?" He said, "No one has done a cytologic study on a fetus to even know what's normal yet; let alone if we can diagnose abnormal cells. So why don't you do it?"
I thought, wow what an interesting but daunting research thesis that would be. So I did it for my graduate thesis and I'm proud to say my research won National Awards in Cytology and was also published in medical journals and text books. I guess I'm the mother of the normal cytology of the fetus via amniocentesis....first person in the United States to do such a study in 1972. I went on to finish my doctorate but it wasn't mentioned in the newspaper clipping because I completed it a bit later.
I'm now retired and love my new job as a fledgling artist here at SC. Through the help and support and inspiration you've all shared with me, I proudly say....I love this new job. Haha.
I've included a newspaper clipping about me with a photo briefly explaining my research and I also used it as a WIP For this final sketch.
Zoom if you are interested in the WIP. There were numerous errors and mis-quotes that I just had to change. You can't trust the "fake news" sometimes. 😂
WOW...GEORGIA LEE I AM BEYOND GRATEFUL THAT YOU FEATURED THIS SKETCH! Thank you from the bottom of my overwhelmed heart. I am so overwhelmed with all the thoughtful comments I've received and hearts....GEORGIA LEE I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THIS HONOR🙏🏻❤️💋‼️AS WELL AS ALL OF MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS HERE FOR YOUR HEARTFELT COMMENTS AND HEARTS❤️
Thank you beyond words everyone and
MARCIA WEGMANN 🙏🏻❤️
FIRE DOVE 🙏🏻❤️
SHERIDAN CAIN 🙏🏻❤️
GEORGIA LEE 🙏🏻❤️
DR. CUPCAKE 🙏🏻❤️
HAWAIIAN MISTY PAM🙏🏻❤️