Experiential Science Education - Yanayacu, Ecuador 2010

Angela Ostrander

Hometown:  Lingle, Wyoming

University/Department:   University of Wyoming:  Molecular Biology

Why did you decide to go on the Yanayacu Research Trip? I have never been out of the country.  I always loved insects.  I thought it would be a good opportunity.

What was the most important thing you learned?  There are more opportunities, in this life, than I ever thought possible.  I want to travel.

How has this experience changed you?  I learned how to see more detail.  I appreciate nature more.  

What are your plans for the future?  I will finish my bachelor's degree and then get a teaching degree in secondary education biology/chemistry.  I want to bring the field experience to the classroom.

What advice would you give a young scientist?  Ask questions!  If you have questions, ask and keep and open mind.

If you would like to ask Angela a question about science, please email her at:  aostrand@uwyo.edu