June is Pride month, and an opportunity to highlight the LGBTQ+ members of the STEM community.
Sophia Jex-Blake (1840-1912) was an English physician, teacher, and feminist. Along with six other women (known as the Edinburgh Seven), Sophia campaigned to gain women access to University education. Sophia began studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1869 and became the first practicing female doctor in Scotland, and one of the first in the United Kingdom. She was involved in founding two medical schools for women at a time when no other medical schools would train women.