Eigenmann Scholarship

2021 Eigenmann Scholar: Darby Tassel

Darby Tassell is finishing up her first year at Indiana University Bloomington and majoring in biology with a concentration in integrative and organismal biology. She will also be adding minors in studio art and German. After college, she hopes to attend graduate school to specialize further in entomology.

Darby is a member of Collins Living-Learning Center as well as the Collins E-Force club. She also hosts an entomology and music radio show on WIUX called "The Dusk Singing Cicada" on Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. and loves the opportunity to share her love for often unappreciated animals. She spends her time drawing, turning over logs, and doing crosswords. She is currently in Associate Professor Jennifer Lau’s ASURE Field Ecology class and doing an independent project on island biogeography theory.

Darby is incredibly thankful for this scholarship and plans to use it to engage further with zoology and related fields like botany. She hopes to join a faculty member’s research lab and learn as much as she can about life on Earth.