Success Story

Student Name: Stacy Arnold
Institution: Arizona State University

In the summer of 2011, having completed her sophomore year of college, Stacy Arnold spent the summer in the lab of Dr. Peter Buston and Dr. Marian Wong, in the Department of Biology at Boston University. Research that summer focused on documenting the existence of consistent behavioral traits, a.k.a. personality traits, in clownfish (Wong et al. 2013. Journal of Fish Biology in press). In the following year, Stacy broadened her experience by participating in the Organization for Tropical Field Studies program in Costa Rica, and developing a research project investigating the effect of urbanization on problem solving in house finches with Dr. Kevin McGraw at Arizona State University. Stacy was recently awarded the School of Life Sciences Biological Sciences Student of the Year at Arizona State University and she has been accepted to work toward her Ph.D. with Dr. Suzanne Alonzo in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University.