Experiential Science Education - Yanayacu, Ecuador 2010

Jennifer Bell

Hometown:  Laramie, Wyoming

University/Department:   University of Wyoming/Department of Molecular Biology and Spanish

Why did you decide to go on the Yanayacu Research Trip?  My sister and I have a competition to get to all the Spanish speaking countries first and this put me in the lead.  It sounded like fun and I love the tropics. 

What was the most important thing you learned?  I learned about insects. 

How has this experience changed you?   I might have to wait awhile to answer that question.

What are your plans for the future?  I am going to finish my degree and maybe do World Teach or go to graduate school for molecular plant biology or conservation biology.

What advice would you give a young scientist?  Don't get overwhelmed.  I have to keep reminding myself of that.  If you don't know everything now, it is ok,  you have time to learn.

If you would like to ask Jennifer a question about science, please email her at:  jbell13@uwyo.edu