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The “10 Most Fascinating People of Bermuda 2016″ series continues today with the fourth video release featuring Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley.

Host Lisa Pickering introduces Dr. Goodbody-Gringley by saying, “The ocean may belong to its sea creatures, however, the world of ocean sciences is still very much a man’s world.

“Defying this status quo, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science’s Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley is not only Chief Scientist for Ocean Tech, but also only one of a handful of women certified to perform a technical deep dive – an accomplishment that took her two years to obtain.”

In speaking about the impact being a cancer survivor, Dr. Goodbody-Gringley said, “I think that having gone through cancer and the treatment that went along with it really sort of opened my eyes in terms of not being afraid.

“I think before I was more afraid of everything, of doing something too risky, of what people thought about what I was doing, if I was doing the right thing.

“Then after I was sick, I kind of thought, ‘It doesn’t really matter anymore and I just want to do what I want to do, and do it to the best of my ability and be awesome at it.”

The video series is being sponsored by One and the Trades Women of Bermuda, with Ms Pickering’s clothing sponsored by Modblu Boutique.

We will continue to post their video releases here on Bernews over the coming days, and the “Most Fascinating Person of 2016″ will be revealed as the series concludes.

Bermuda has no shortage of interesting people, so if you want to suggest a candidate to Ms. Pickering for next year’s list, please feel free to email her at bermybios@gmail.com!