Because I’m an Entomology graduate student, meeting people is often like this:
Me: Hi, my name is Emily.
New friend: Hi Emily, what do you do?
Me: I study insects.
New friend: OMG, that’s so cool. So, I have these ____ on my _____ . Do you know what they are?**
(**I just realized doctors probably have similar conversations, but the blanks are filled with stuff I can’t fathom.)
These interactions usually leave me feeling like an imposter, because there are too many insects in the world, too many in our backyards even, to know them all. Plus, observation is the step of science I’m not […]