Allie Heller

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Mountain

  • Organization
    Southwest Conservation Corps

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I monitor plants and soils in rangeland systems for federal land management agencies. I am particularly interested in vegetation and soil responses to climate change.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    For me, the best thing about being a scientist is getting to use a combination of rigorous logic and inspired creativity in my work.

  • Profile Question 2
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    In high school I found my science classes vaguely interesting but they were not the classes that I put my focus into and if someone had told me that I would be entering a career in the sciences, I do not think I would have believed it! It took two years of college and some real world experience before I realized this latent passion.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is a typical day like for you?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    During the field season, I wake up in my tent, often in the wilderness, eat a quick breakfast, and spend a long day looking at the plants and soils of northern New Mexico's rangelands. During the winter my days are spent in the office cleaning and analyzing the data from the prior field season.

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  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

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