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Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Science, Boston

Senior project:

The Human Ecology of Weeds: A Museum Exhibit


Spruce Knob Mountain Center, Circleville, WV; Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington, DE

Human ecology in action:

Learning to question the status quo and think outside of typical boundaries, and even questioning “what is science.” I think being able to think across disciplines is a very helpful skill. It is always relevant to be able think across disciplines. Nothing is ever neat and tidy and can be solved with just biology or just statistics or just artistic skill. Life is complex like that.

A COA experience that was particularly significant or memorable:

Can I have a favorite term instead? Edible Botany, Animation, and Ethnographic Research & Writing. Learning about plants from a different perspective, making art that moves, and attempting to understand our fellow humans made for such a good fall term.

The process of putting together a senior project is a wonderful opportunity that many college students do not have in their undergrad years.

Considerations for prospective students:

It’s a special place: professors dedicated to their students; students filled with curiosity and compassion for each other and the world; and a ridiculously beautiful and inspiring locale. Go and visit…if it’s right for you, you’ll just know.