Dawn Wright

Dawn Wright

Dawn Wright joined Esri as Chief Scientist in October 2011. Previously, she spent 17 years as a professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University, where she maintains an affiliated faculty appointment.

a photo illustration of a map from "Treasure Island"

The Treasure Map That Led Me to the Bottom of the Sea

It wasn’t always easy being a black woman in my early days as an oceanographer. But a fictional pirate and a pioneering ocean explorer helped chart my course.