Ferguson Internship

2022 Ferguson Intern: Darby Tassell

Darby Tassell is passionate about insects and wants to be an entomologist. It’s incredibly important to Darby to educate people about the significance of insects and to aid in their conservation. She looks forward to developing a better understanding of plants through this internship which, in turn, will aid in her quest to increase her knowledge of insects. This summer Darby will be studying longhorn and scarab beetles at Mountain Lake Biological Station in Virginia as part of the National Science Foundation’s REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program. She hopes to apply the experience she gains there to the internship.