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Amanda Murray

Biologist, Animal behaviorist, aquarist

I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and a Master’s degree in animal behavior. I studied wasps during for my thesis and I have a passion for insects.|I taught biology at Oakland University for a number of years than moved on to informal education at the Michigan Science Center. |Currently, I am an aquarist at the Belle Isle Aquarium and I love it! I take care of the fish, which includes making a nutritional plan, making enrichment programs, and taking care of their life support systems. I take care many different species of fish, reptiles, and invertebrates. This is the reason why I got my degree. I wanted to take care of animals!

Tell us about a hobby or activity you enjoy outside your STEM career.

I like making costumes for conventions (like comic con). It’s called “”cosplay.”” I’m a huge nerd and proud of it!
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