Jessica Califano from BioBus partner Temboo interviewed Ashley Pirovano:
“If you’re lucky, at some point in during your time in school you encountered a teacher that ignited a spark in you. A teacher who made a subject that you may never have been very interested in, somehow extraordinarily fascinating. Maybe even one who helped you rethink what was possible for your future, and altered the course of your life completely.
Ashley Priovano is one of those educators. As a Community Scientist at BioBus, her role is to spark an interest in science in students of all ages every day.
As part of our ongoing Stories of Community Engagement Interview Series, I spoke with Ashley about her journey from ballerina to scientist, how her work opens the eyes of students to the wonders of science, and what she hopes to see for the future.“
Read the interview on the Temboo Blog. Ashley shares the history of BioBus and tells the story Dr. George Washington Carver who created the original mobile lab, talks about our Junior Scientists and the DIY microscope, shares and tells us how she got into science after thinking she would be a dancer.