Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online
Research Interests (300 words)
GMO crops, the intersection of genetics and society, plant biotechnology, plant diseases, fungal molecular genetics and functional genomics.
Profile Question 1
When and why did you decide to go into a science career?
Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
I really like teaching students a new perspective or skill set that allows the student to see the world in a new way and interpret biological phenomena through a more objective lense.
Profile Question 2
What is your favorite plant? Why?
Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
My favorite plant is the tomato plant because nearly everyone with a home garden grows tomato, and tomato plants almost always harbor diseases (which is exciting for a plant disease scientist!).
Profile Question 3
Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?
Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
I did not like science as a high school or college student. I came to science after I graduated with a degree in English and Religious Studies and was looking for a job. What intrigued me most about science after college because I was able to get into a lab and actually do science rather than reading about it in books.
I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations
Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?