Experiential Science Education - Yanayacu, Ecuador 2010

Selena Hammer

Hometown:  Riverton, Wyoming

University/Department:   University of Wyoming:  Biology

Why did you decide to go on the Yanayacu Research Trip?  I always wanted to be an entomologist, since I was 11, that helps discover new species.  I wanted to travel and visit the rainforest and I got to work as an REU.

What was the most important thing you learned?  How to cooperate with other people and respecting others insight.

How has this experience changed you?   I have a better perspective of  how diversity works.  I learned how large groups of people can work together.

What are your plans for the future?  I want to be an entomologist.

What advice would you give a young scientist?  Always be inquisitive.  Whenever an idea pops into your head, ask about it.  Take advantage of opportunities as they come.

If you would like to ask Selena a question about science, please email her at:  sfitzge5@uwyo.edu