She was the first Native Hawai’ian woman to earn a PhD in science and became a renowned expert on Pacific #algae.
She even wrote a book about how to cook seaweeds!
*limu is Hawaiian for seaweed
She then went on to become the first female full professor in Stanford’s biology department, as well as the first minority full professor in 1972.
Throughout the rest of her career, she wrote another 7 books and over 150 articles.
She discovered over 200 species of #algae, with many more named after her.
She even got to name a NOAA research ship and chose chose Hi’ialakai meaning embracing pathways to the sea.
However, there's no reason to not celebrate the First Lady of Limu's birthday a little early.
Thanks for sharing Izzy Abbott's amazing accomplishments and life.