Renata Barbara Anna Di Battista


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  • Organization
    City of Benicia

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I have studied nesting behavior and courtship success of endangered shorebirds, conducted avian fatality monitoring at solar power plants. My Master's thesis was on the use of detection dogs in wildlife research.

    Botanically speaking, I have conducted special status plant surveys on barrier beach habitat and oak woodland surveys.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Joshua Trees are pretty awesome. They aren't really a tree! Their adaptations to the desert are fascinating.

  • Profile Question 2
    What lessons have you learned in your career about how science works?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    There are many different aspects to the term science. The leg work in terms of reading previous research and developing your question and analyzing findings take a lot more thinking skills and might change what you think your experiment actually is at the outset!

  • 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):
    When designing your college schedule, pay attention to the differences between science for non majors and science for majors intro courses....Those important prereqs could hold up your college career!

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  • Availability
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  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

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