Dr. Anela Choy

L’Oréal USA has revealed that Dr. Anela Choy will be recognized as an International Rising Talent during the 20th annual L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Awards.

Choy is an oceanographer and researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and will join the faculty at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego this fall.

“L’Oréal has provided invaluable support at critical junctures of my career,” Choy said. “I’m grateful that L’Oréal is committed to increasing the visibility and success of women in all fields of science, and I am honored to join an esteemed group of international women whose work is transforming global societies.”

Choy is being recognized for her work on how fishing and pollution shape deep ocean food webs. Her research furthers understanding of how pollution and contaminants move through food webs and also aids in developing strategies to sustainably manage and conserve ocean ecosystems.

L’Oréal-Unesco honors female scientists and supports female researchers with 15,000 euro grants, mentorship and international exposure. Over the last 20 years, the program has recognized more than 2,700 female scientists from 112 countries.

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“L’Oréal is proud to honor Dr. Choy for her scientific achievements and support her groundbreaking research,” said Lauren Paige, vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives at L’Oréal USA. “For more than 20 years, L’Oréal has been on a mission to advance women in science and, over time, our commitment to this cause has only strengthened.”

In 2016, Choy was also recognized as a L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellow. The 20th annual For Women in Science Awards will be held in Paris on March 21.

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