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Myria Perez is a fossil preparator and educator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, D.C. “In my friend group, I was the only dinosaur kid,” she says. “My friends were interested in other things, but they were all super supportive of my love for fossils.”
Missy Cummings was one of the United States Navy’s first female fighter pilots. Now she’s director of the Mason Autonomy and Robotics Center, at George Mason University, in Virginia. She studies how people and machines relate. “Always take the harder path,” she says. “It will pay off.”
Nursery research supervisor Jean-Phillippe Bergmann works at Lundberg Family Farms, in California. He develops new varieties of rice that are suited for organic farming. “I love the way plants and animals interact,” Bergmann says. “Everything’s part of a bigger system.”
Bukayo Saka plays soccer for Arsenal and England’s national team. “I want young people to realize that I was just like them,” he says, “with a dream.” Saka says that some days feel harder than others, but that kids should “keep going, keep dreaming, and keep believing.”