Mote Marine Laboratory’s Dr. Tracy Fanarajoined the ranks of superheroes last month with her inclusion in the Marvel comic The Unstoppable Wasp #5, which follows the adventures of super-scientist Nadia Pym (daughter of the original Ant-Man) and her all-female team of scientists, G.I.R.L. (Genius In action Research Labs) as they recruit more young women into the sciences. Appearing as herself in the front of the book, Fanara answered questions from readers about her passion for science, the importance of diversity in science and how they too can pursue a career in their chosen field. “Any time kids can connect with real scientists and real research, it makes it real, something they can actually accomplish themselves,” says Fanara. As for the Unstoppable Wasp, Fanara admits she wasn’t too familiar with the character beforehand, but quickly became a fan. “She’s trying to save the world through science,” says Fanara. “That’s really cool, and what I want to do in real life.”