P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D.

On the coast of Argentina, Dr. Dee Boersma is always up for the task, from health evaluations to hauling the lava rock vital for artificial penguin nests. Magellanic penguins — about 400,000 of them — have her to thank for their thriving colony. She has spent more than 30 years protecting them from oil spills, habitat loss and road construction planned through nesting sites. *Honored individuals for the 2020 Indianapolis Prize shifted in reference to 2021 Indianapolis Prize Winner, Finalists and Nominees due to COVID-19 pandemic shifting future awards.