Susan Pedigo is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the chair of the departmental Committee for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and the primary advisor for the BA Biochemistry undergraduate students. Her foundation in chemistry and graduate work in analytical and biophysical chemistry have inculcated in her a deep respect for the scientific method, and the good work that a thoughtful and focused group of scientists can accomplish. At heart she is a deeply committed humanist, constantly driven by a core-deep curiosity about the intricate connections found in the web of life.