Meet the Candidate Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson saw the true beauty of our Earth and wanted to preserve it. She was a zoologist, a biologist, and an author. She was also one of the first two women to be hired as something other than a secretary: she was a junior aquatic biologist for the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries in Washington D.C. She started out writing magazine articles and soon resigned from her job at the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries to be a full time author. She wrote The Sea Around Us, Under the Sea-Wind, The Edge of the Sea, and Silent Spring. Rachel Carson was credited for the first Earth Day in 1970 and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. After she died of cancer in 1964, she was awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. Rachel Carson never set out to be famous or well known, she only wanted to share her opinion with the world.