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CBS People: Abby Conover

She came for the innovation and stayed for the mosquitoes!

Photo of Abby ConoverWhat do you do at CBS?

I'm the coordinator of undergraduate initiatives in the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning.

How long have you been at the U?

Since January of 2011.

Describe something interesting or unusual about your work here.

Each July, I get to spend many beautiful days and nights at the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories in Itasca State Park with the one-of-a-kind Nature of Life crew and approximately 6,294 mosquitoes.

You've attended/worked at several higher-ed institutions. What stands out about CBS?

CBS is a unique college with some seriously formidable pride and spirit. It is a joy to work with CBS students of all class years who are driven and forward-thinking about their own futures and invested in the CBS community as a whole. From Nature of Life-Itasca to the Guilds and the Biology Saves the World Challenge to our first-ever offering of the sophomore Nature of Life course, CBS is on the move. I am inspired and honored to be part of a college that supports undergraduate education with such dedication and innovation.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy exploring the Twin Cities and teaching my semi-old dog, Grover, new tricks. Until there is snow on the ground, we can be spotted around Lake Nokomis practicing his impressive new leash-walking skills.