Collin Closek


I am queer and I am a marine biologist. //

I study health and disease of marine organisms to understand how our changing ocean impacts marine animals and microbes at the molecular level. When I was a kid, I would search the term “gay marine biologist” and never found a match. As with any underrepresented group, it’s important to have representation and those you can identify with. I am proud to add a voice to LGBTQAI+ groups that give an invisible minority visibility and representation.

Twitter: @cclosek