Maria L Vasquez

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    National Park Service

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Contol of invasive plant species.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Gumbo Limbo tree because it has amazing adaptations.

  • 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):
    I was not interested in science. I excelled at it, but found myself more interested in art and art history. It was not until my first botany class in college that I switched to science as a major.

  • Profile Question 3
    Can you share a funny/interesting lab or field story?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    I accidentally stood in a pile of fire ants. It went unnoticed until they all bit at once. I had to run into water to take them all off.

  • Help represent the outreach efforts of your societies. Please click all those organizations you are a member of:
    (not set)

  • 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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