by Amy Mayer
Maureen Raymo spent her childhood exploring the outdoors. By the age of seven she'd also developed an obsession with Jacques Cousteau, which fostered a fascination with the oceans. So by the time she got to Brown University in Providence, R.I., she had a passion for geology and oceanography and knew she'd have a science career. She says a campus job working for a paleoclimatology professor in the geology department introduced her to her life's work.