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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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  • Biography

    Marja Bakermans received her BS in Biology from Bucknell University and MS and PhD in Natural Resources from The Ohio State University where she focused on the ecology and conservation of forest-nesting songbirds. Marja is an Associate Teaching Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where she is an instructor in both the Great Problems Seminar Program and the Biology & Biotechnology Department. Marja possesses a strong commitment to student education and research, and a goal of hers is to stimulate students' critical thinking and problem solving abilities while addressing ecological problems. Marja has a well-grounded research background, which informs her teaching of interdisciplinary topics with an expertise in conservation biology in both North and Latin America. She takes an experiential approach to teaching where students receive a solid foundation of knowledge but then apply this to real-life situations.

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