Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
One of my favorite things about being a biologist is all of the different ways I get to spend my time and the different skills I've learned. Some days I spend in the greenhouse, planting or pollinating plants. I spend a lot of time in the field: finding, collecting and measuring plants. I also get to work in the lab, extracting and analyzing DNA. Finally, I spend time working on the computer, which I enjoy a lot more than I expected to. In my line of research being a scientist means you get to "wear many hats": naturalist, computer programmer, gardener, and sometimes even construction worker when setting up big experiments.