Before Julie Urban was an evolutionary biologist studying planthoppers and armpit microbes, she studied human factors psychology, and before that…she was a middle school student. Her career has taken a few interesting turns since her middle school days studying math in a van. And one thing is for sure: she never imagined she’d be touching bugs (and liking it) for a living.
Lea: What was your craziest/most memorable classroom moment?
Julie: Being able to go to the “Math Van” with two other kids for advanced math lessons. And the tutor-lady-person (I imagine she was a teacher, but she worked out of a van) taught us how to [...]