Orlando, FL (January 5, 2017)—Coming off the heels of our viral news about Dr. Candice Bridge and her amazing work developing research on evidence for sex crimes, Brit + Co releases their selection of Boss Babe’s in 2016, which places Dr. Bridge in the lineup alongside notable women in entertainment, science, sports, fashion and more.

The list includes pop star Selena Gomez, the most followed person on Instagram, with 106 million followers. Brit + Co shares that back in 2015, Gomez went public about being diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder Lupus. Since then she has also been very transparent about dealing with mental health issues and even went to rehab for that reason back in October of 2016.

Issa Rae, creator of the YouTube series Awkward Black Girl and also producer/director of her latest HBO project, Insecure, is also a 2016 Boss Babe. Issa was just nominated for a Golden Globe for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.”

Dr. Bridge is a Professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and was awarded a $324,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to develop new forensic science techniques to aid in sexual assault investigations.

“This grant will enable us to conduct research into a unique new means of identifying perpetrators of sexual assault when traditional DNA evidence doesn’t exist,” says Dr. Bridge. “It’s an important line of research that has become even more important as rapists attempt to elude capture by covering their DNA tracks after an assault” she adds.

You can read Dr. Bridge’s full story here and learn about the other 2016 Boss Babes here.

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About Dr. Candice Bridge

Candice Bridge earned her PhD at the age of 25. She was one of the first people with a forensic PhD in the country, and the first black female to teach Chemistry at Howard University and the University of Central Florida. She was voted Professor of the Year in the Howard Chemistry Department in her first year and was selected as one of Ebony magazine’s 30 Under 30 Leaders. She developed and managed the only Human Research Protection Program in the entire Department of Defense that can review and manage prisoner research.

About Brit + Co

Brit + Co is a media company that inspires, educates and entertains real women with a creative spirit. Founded in late 2011 by Brit Morin, Brit + Co has become one of the largest digital media companies for women. Brit + Co now reaches an engaged community of over 125 million online and across platforms.

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