L’Oréal USA and Unesco have recognized US-based researcher Dr Anela Choy for her scientific achievements as part of 20th annual L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards.

Choy will be presented with the International Rising Talent award during the event in Paris on Wednesday 21st March, and is being honored for her work as an oceanographer and researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and specifically her work on how human activity such as fishing and pollution shape deep ocean food webs. According to L’Oréal, ‘Marine food webs encompass and support all life in the ocean, and Dr. Choy’s innovative work combines multiple tools and perspectives to understand their structure and function.’

Speaking of the achievement, Lauren Paige, Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives at L’Oréal USA said, “L’Oréal is proud to once again honor Dr. Choy for her scientific achievements and support her groundbreaking research. For more than twenty years, L’Oréal has been on a mission to advance women in science and, over that time, our commitment to this cause has only strengthened.”

Choy will become one of 15 young researchers from around the globe that is recognized by the program for their scientific achievements as an encouragement to continue their scientific careers.