Young Intern Follows Ecology Passion

Ansley Watkins is from Mabelton, Goergia and is homeschooled. Watkins is working with Fred Janzen, an ecology, evolution and organismal biology professor, researching temperature dependent sex determination in turtles. Watkins says the most interesting part of her research is doing fieldwork because she sees herself having a future in this field. Watkin’s dream is to be a wildlife veterinarian at a national park.

What words of advice do you have someone who has a passion for science?
“Find something you enjoy and stick with it. If you don’t see a niche, create one.”

How do you think this experience will help you with your future goals?
“I think this will provide me with experiences and other resources I can use in my
future career.”

What is one thing you’d like to scratch off of your bucket list?
“See the pyramids in Egypt.”

Where do you wish to travel?