Hollis Woodard, a UC Riverside entomologist, studies bumblebees in extreme environments.

How a girl who came late to science became an expert on bumblebees

Hollis Woodard sees bumblebees as the pandas of the insect world.“They are a very charismatic bee,” she said. “They are big and chunky and fuzzy. They move kind of slow, so you can watch them bumbling around. People are pretty attracted to them.”But what fascinates Woodard about bumblebees goes beyond their endearing fuzziness. As an […]
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How a daughter of immigrants became a leader in ocean and climate science

Young Ana Christina Ravelo seemed like a natural to become a scientist.Growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena, she excelled in math and science classes. She loved nature and outdoor activities. And beyond that, she had a striving, adventurous spirit inspired by her parents.“Both of my parents are immigrants,” Ravelo noted. “That’s a […]
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