Julie Twitchell is an undergraduate biology student minoring in Women's and Gender studies at the University of Oregon. When she isn't hanging out with ants, she enjoys embroidering, playing music, cooking vegan treats, and working to dismantle the patriarchy.
Yes! I am currently employed as a research assistant in a lab with three captive colonies of leaf-cutter ants (Atta cephalotes.) These ants come from South and Central American countries and have complex social structures, which I’ll discuss later.