I never thought being queer impacted my professional life as a scientist. I was wrong.

Dr. Tanya Harrison
4 min readJul 1, 2021
The New Pride flag, composed of Hubble Space Telescope images. Created by Laurie Raye.

For years, I’ve been quite frank and open on social media (mainly Twitter) about a lot of aspects of my life and professional career as a scientist: How having a physical disability has impacted things, my experiences with harassment that nearly drove me out of the field, making the shift from academia to industry, and more. But my gender…

Dr. Tanya Harrison

Professional Martian. Geoscientist. Former operations team member for Opportunity, Curiosity, & the Mars Recon. Orbiter. Views = my own.