My influence grows!
That wasn't a scientist.Yeah the fact Half Life had a Woman Scientist direct Gordon Freeman through the hazard course was very disturbing for many gamers in 1998.
That was Gearbox.It's also amusing that Gina Cross and *checks* Colette Green were female scientists and shown in Half Life Decay which came out only a few years later.
I'm pretty sure Half-Life is set in non-descript 2000-something.
2003 according to the art book.The game was released in 1998, the game takes place at an unknown period in the early 2000's, ie '200-' as depicted in the game materials IIRC.
She never made it into Black Mesa.I don't recall if Judith Mossmans background from Half Life 2 was involving her working at Black Mesa but regardless she was competing with Gordon for a position there so it's clear they hired Women scientists at the time. Who knew 1998 was so accommodating to the sexes.