Laboratory Technician, The Rabeling Lab
You work in a laboratory. What are you currently researching?
I am currently working on a microsatellite project looking at patterns of poly/monogyny in fungus-growing ants with the aim of gaining a better understanding of the evolution of social parasitism.
What was it that originally sparked your interest in biology?
The school I went to from K-12 encouraged students to view an interest in/understanding of ecology as an important part of our culture.
What advice would you give to prospective students looking to study in our department?
If there is a class you are interested in, but can't take because of other requirements/workload, audit it!
What’s the most important thing that you’ve learned working here and/or studying biology?
The importance of collaboration.
How do you unwind when you’re not in the lab?
I like to read and listen to music.