Beauty & Brains: 2020 Miss America shares her crown and dedication to science

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[Nora Volkow speaking]  I think it’s so incredible to have you as Miss America actually representing science. It sort of says yes. I mean this is an extraordinary opportunity. And I wonder, do you have your crown? 

[Camille Schrier speaking]  Actually, it lives on my desk now because I’ve been doing everything virtually. So, it’s right actually here. I’ll put it on for everyone.

This is -- it’s a really interesting time to be Miss America who’s a scientist during a pandemic. But it’s also interesting to be a Miss America who’s able to educate about really such serious issues. To tell a young person how drugs can be dangerous, or how alcohol or substances could be detrimental to their health when I have this on my head, gives me a different opportunity to have students look at me. 

[Nora Volkow speaking]  Well, I’m going to tell you something. That crown is your brain. You have an incredible brain. So that crown is very beautiful, but your brain is even better.