a woman instructs a group of graduate students on in the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo.

Jennifer Sheridan (left) instructs early career graduate students on field survey and research methods in the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo. The student group represented 12 countries.

Field Lessons

Whether she’s in the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo or the city parks of Pittsburgh, tropical ecologist Jennifer Sheridan is living her best life, and she wants young people to have the same opportunity. Where to start? Just pick up a frog.

By Jason Bittel



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