Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58He did become a scientist, of course. He became an expert on the immune system, which he describes “as a little army that protects the body from disease.” His research took him from his home in Canada to Harvard Medical School, where he worked on vaccines against the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS. In 2008, Dr. Bertley joined The Franklin Institute because the job would let him do something else he loved to do. “It allows me to talk about science and get people excited about science,” he says. He says he especially likes working with kids and teens because they “have such an open mind about life, and you have the whole world in front of you to dream about.” It’s important that the Franklin Institute has exhibits that teach people how to take better care of themselves, he says. “If you come to the Giant Heart exhibit, you’ll notice there’s a place where we talk about nutrition.” One of the most significant projects Dr. Bertley started at The Franklin Institute is called Color of Science. It focuses on the work of people of color and of women in science. He says he wanted to show people that “scientists aren’t all old white men with thick glasses and pocket protectors.” He says his greatest accomplishment is “the one I have not yet achieved.” And his greatest dream, he says, is “that everyone will have the same opportunities that I did.” — By Xaria Burgess, Shyann Davis, Zahir Farlow, Kenyetta Powell, Diwud Morrow, and Nakeya Williams Hope Partnership for Education Healthy Hope 9 Illustration by Dominic Rivera, St. Veronica Healthy Hero