Rachel Nifong

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I am interested in how plants shape ecosystems. I have expertise in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. My research examines how the availability of water and elements relative to what the plants need affects what ecosystems look like and how they function.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I think the best part about being a scientist is discovering new things about how the earth and its organisms work.

  • 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):
    My advice to students is to plan your work, work hard, and get a good mentor.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Trees are my favorite. I think the many services they provide, the ecosystems they create, and the tough environments that they are able to thrive in make them my favorite.

  • Availability
    I am NOT available, please temporarily remove me from the available mentor list

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

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