Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
I really enjoy having the freedom to study what I like and that I have to challenge myself to learn new things all the time. My work hours are very flexible. I love being able to travel, as well. I normally go to a few conferences a year to present my own research and hear about other people's research. So far, I've been to Portland OR, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Edmonton. Being an ecologist gives me an excuse to be outdoors, too!