Obviously, besides my wonderful mother, mine is Marja Skłodowska-Curie . I am an aspiring chemist, and she was one of the best. On top of furthering research of radioactivity in the late 1890's, her and her husband Pierre Curie discovered two new elements: polonium, and radium. I also love the fact that she was Polish. Being Polish myself, I'm always subject to dumb "Polish 'Jokes'"...I always mention Marja when people throw that stereotypical crap at me. So, who is your role model?