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Skyler is a fifth-year PhD Candidate in the Biology department. Her research interests broadly include studying the mechanisms that drive rapid evolution, and she is currently working on probing how manipulating environmental conditions alters evolutionary trajectories in D. melanogaster populations. In addition to her research at Penn, Skyler has worked as a TA for the biology department, served as President of the Biology Graduate Group, and mentored undergraduate and high school students through both the PennFERBS and PennLENS programs. She is also passionate about public outreach and science communication, and she has worked at the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science as a public programming intern, as well as at the Franklin Institute through Penn’s Career Exploration Fellowship. As a fellow, she is looking forward to collaborating with her peers to design best teaching practices across disciplines, and she is especially interested in shaping the curriculum and culture in STEM courses to be more welcoming and inclusive.