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The Ornithologist Who Refused to Be Limited by 1950s Expectations of Women

2 years ago   |   By All About Birds

Arthur Allen examines a Belted Kingfisher as Cornell graduate student
Brina Kessel looks on. In 1961, Allen gave Kessel a copy of his
Book of Bird Life with the inscription “to the best student we ever had.”
From the Summer 2019 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now .
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Brina Kessel was born in Ithaca, New York, to graduate student parents who both took ornithology classes from Arthur A. Allen, the founder of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In college Kessel...
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