For Aliyah Griffith, becoming a marine scientist has been a goal since she was merely 5 years old. Now, this lifelong dream is becoming a reality, as Griffith has become the first Black student to earn a graduate degree in marine science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill).
I just saw 3 tweets yesterday repeating the stereotype “black people don’t/can’t swim”. #BlackinMarineScience is here to say we swim dive and do everything in between! I am a black woman certified in Open Water and AAUS scientific diving. #blackunderthewater #DivingWhileBlack pic.twitter.com/xeJIioVcpL— Aliyah Griffith | #BlackinMarineScience (@CnidarianNerd) December 1, 2020