Story in the College of Arts & Sciences
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Anthropology professor's classroom is in the Costa Rican rainforests where students are encouraged to get their hands dirty.
For Michelle Bezanson, being outside in the humidity and heat of Costa Rica amidst insects is a treat.
"I was interested in evolution and locomotion, but when I took my first field course, it cemented my interest in studying arboreal creatures that live in a forest," says the assistant professor of anthropology. For Bezanson, it all fit perfectly.
"I learned that there could be a career that allowed me to be outside, stare at animals for long periods of time, achieve strong neck muscles (looking up and carrying binoculars), and then share this information with students," she says.
Watch a video of Professor Bezanson and students talk about their experiences doing fieldwork.
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