Fiona Duong


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  • Organization
    San Francisco State university

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

  • Do you have previous experience in mentorship or educational outreach? Please list here (200 words)
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  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I love redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens)! Walking through a redwood grove on a foggy day just reminds me of home every time.

  • Profile Question 2
    Do you have advice for students about preparing for a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Don't be afraid to ask questions and to be curious! I've found that all of the scientists, mentors, and teachers that I've had the opportunity to learn from and work with always try their best to answer any question that I have. I have really had to work on not being afraid to speak up or ask the "wrong" question- there are no wrong questions!

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    I try to get up early in the morning, make something warm to drink (usually coffee but sometimes tea), sit down with my laptop, listen to some music, and prepare for the day by looking at my to-do list and getting everything sorted out. After this, I'm usually out on a run and working out mid-morning, then back at my desk to complete more work and attend meetings with meal breaks in-between. I like winding down at the end of the day by painting, going on a walk and watching the sunset, playing music, or catching up on a TV show.

  • Help represent the outreach efforts of your societies. Please click all those organizations you are a member of:
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  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

Recent Posts

Fire Breathing Rubber Ducks Fiona Duong

Great job on this project, Fire Breathing Rubber Ducks! 

The Redwoods Fiona Duong

Hey Redwoods! Fantastic job on this experiment and project Hopefully you learned a lot and had fun working with these seeds. I had a great time being a part of this project with you!

Forks Fiona Duong

Hey Forks! You are very welcome Great job on this experiment and project, as well as the write-up and graphs. Yay!!

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