Julia Boyle

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  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    University of Toronto

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I'm interested in community ecology and mutualisms between plants and microbes. I have experience doing greenhouse work, lab work and field work.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    You get to work everyday on answering questions you're passionate about! Being a scientist means you're adding to the collective knowledge humans have of life.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is a typical day like for you?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Usually I'll read research papers that are relevant to my experiments, then attend class or a seminar. Once a week I'll spend my entire day out in the field taking measurements on my plants.

  • Profile Question 3
    Do you have advice for students about preparing for a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    In high school I took all three sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry) as well as the math classes, so that I wouldn't be lacking any pre-requisites in first year university. In first year you have to take all those classes anyway, and having a broad background in science can help you to narrow down what you're interested in!

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

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