The Scientist has a great write up about deep-sea biologists Victoria Orphan and Shana Goffredi.
Victoria Orphan wanted to be a marine biologist ever since kindergarten. She even wrote it down in a Dr. Seuss book called My Book About Me. It still sits in her childhood bedroom, which she had painted to resemble a deep-sea scene.
Shana and Victoria’s research centers on symbioses and speaks to the origin of multicelluarity. Their published work has been a cornerstone to a developed undertanding of methane seep and hydrothermal vent communities