Christine Urbanowicz

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    Dartmouth College

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Changes in plant and animal communities, conservation, pollination, effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors

  • 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):
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

    In 6th grade, our English teacher gave us an assignment to report on someone who had an awesome job we would love to have. I found Jane Goodall, a scientist who went out to Tanzania to study chimpanzees. I learned she went to college to study ethology (the study of animal behavior). So, throughout 6th grade, I wanted to be an ethologist.

    Then, in seventh grade, I learned about ecology. I wanted to be an ecologist. That stuck! I'm an ecologist.


  • Profile Question 2
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

    Vaccinium uliginosum, which is a dwarf blueberry. It is the plant I study, and the berries are DELICIOUS.


  • Profile Question 3
    Do you have advice for students about preparing for a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Advice for future scientists:

    Science is challenging. That is what makes it fun! Don't be afraid to be challenged, don't be afraid to try something new, and don't be afraid to change your mind about your career trajectory. If you think you want to be a scientist and later decide you want to be something else, that's great too! All the hard work you do will help you in any career.

    Don't be afraid to fail.

    Don't be afraid to fail.

    Don't be afraid to fail.


  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
    (not set)

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

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