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Andrea Evangelina Rodríguez Perozo

Andrea Evangelina Rodríguez Perozo (1879–1947) was a trailblazing figure in the Dominican Republic, known for being the country’s first female medical school graduate. Her life is a testament to resilience, determination, and the power of education to overcome adversity.

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Idelisa Bonnelly

Idelisa Bonnelly de Calventi, known as the “mother of marine conservation in the Caribbean,” was a Dominican marine biologist. She founded the study of biology in the Dominican Republic and played a key role in the creation of the first Humpback Whale Sanctuary in the North Atlantic. Her contributions to marine conservation earned her numerous awards and recognition.

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Petronila Angélica Gómez

Petronila Angélica Gómez (31 January 1883 – 1 September 1971) was a teacher, entrepreneur, and journalist from the Dominican Republic. She established the first feminist organization and magazine in the country, advocating for women’s rights and their increased participation in society. Gómez’s efforts led to women’s suffrage in the Dominican Republic and she continues to be honored for her contributions.

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