Anita Cisternas


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  • Organization
    Chicago Botanic Garden

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My research interests are related with plant reproduction, population genetics, pollination, ecology and conservation of species.
    My current research is focusing in the effects of inbreeding in a group of plants. How affects plants with different characteristics like mating system and preferred pollinator.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    The best about being a scientist is that you keep finding interesting things!
    Science is never complete. It is cool that when you are working on a project, your mind keep asking different questions and things that you can do next

  • Profile Question 2
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Since I was a little girl, I have loved nature. Once I was in high school I decided to study something related to it.
    While I was in school, I took a class about the threats that are currently facing the earth. In that moment I decided to focused on conservation trying to preserve something I love.

  • Profile Question 3
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  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
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  • 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?

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