My name is Dr. Allison J. Gong and I am a life-long Californian. I was the kid who was always staring at the ground looking for bugs and worms and things. Now I am a marine biologist, backyard beekeeper, columnist for Bay Nature Magazine, and college-level biology professor. I don't remember a time when I wasn't fascinated by living things, but it was my 7th-grade Life Sciences teacher who kindled my first academic interest in invertebrate animals. I studied biology in college and graduate school, focusing on marine invertebrate life cycles and reproductive biology. I work at Long Marine Lab, hang out at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and get to get my hands wet in the ocean several days a week. Who can complain about that?
I have other biological interests, too, but I don't want to give away all my secrets at once. Stay tuned!
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