She was a keynote guest lecturer for the GSMIT “Girls in Science” program. Over twenty rising eight-graders from across the South attended the Girls in Science program this year; each year the program includes instructional hikes, experiments, crafts, swimming and a host of other fun and educational outdoor activities for young ladies. Esther joined the girls, their leaders, and other naturalists on two hikes, and then gave an informal talk to the girls on how science encompasses everything from field study to patented products. She introduced the girls to the world of intellectual property – copyrights, trademarks, patents, licensing, and encouraged these young ladies to think “outside the box” with respect to all the available career paths they can select based on a love of science, technology, and the outdoors, from being a field researcher to being an intellectual property attorney! It was great fun! Global IP has become one of GSMIT’s signature sponsors, and we are delighted to support the GSMIT in its role of helping tomorrow’s leaders understand the natural world around them!