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Avalon C.S. Owens

PhD Candidate in Biology, Tufts University

Avalon is a PhD candidate in the Biology Department, and expects to complete her studies in May 2022. Before coming to Tufts, Avalon completed her A.B. at Harvard University and her M.S. with National Taiwan University. Additionally, Avalon used to run a Youtube channel featuring semi-educational insect related material aimed at a Taiwanese audience.

When asked what she found most meaningful about her field of study, Avalon responded with the following: "Light pollution is an easy problem to solve, and one that people seem generally amenable to solving... (There aren't any light pollution denialists, anyway.) So that gives me hope that my actions can make a real difference."

Avalon hopes to continue on in academia once she finishes her studies at Tufts, though she is also interested in science communication.


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    PhD Candidate in Biology, Tufts University