What does this tell you about the types of people who do

What does this tell you about the types of people who do science?
Scientist Spotlight 4:
Darlene Cavalier
This scientist spotlight is a bit unusual in a few ways. Most notably, Darlene Cavalier advocates for “citizen science,” the concept that individuals who are not scientists can and should engage with scientific work going on around them. She is also a former NBA cheerleader, and started the group, Science Cheerleader. This appears to counteract stereotypes on a number of levels. There are many professional cheerleaders that are concurrently pursuing PhD’s and other advanced degrees in science (many profiled at their website, sciencecheerleaders.org)! Listen to the Story Collider podcast by Darlene Cavalier by clicking the red play button at the site
linked below. Additionally, browse through some of the projects/activities available on Darlene Cavalier’s citizen science website, SciStarter.
Click the link to learn more about the background of Darlene Cavalier:
http://storycollider.org/podcast/2012-06-03
Click the link to learn about citizen science projects and activities:
https://scistarter.org/
The website showcasing science cheerleaders: (You may need to cut & paste the link) https://sciencecheerleaders.org/category/the-science-cheerleaders/
Instructions for Written Assignment:
After reviewing the background and scientific work of Darlene Cavalier, write a reflection of 250 words, or more, about what you discovered. Address some of the following:
What was most interesting, surprising, or unusual about the podcast by Darlene Cavalier and her professional interests?
What are your thoughts on the concept of citizen science, and what projects/activities from SciStarter caught your attention? Would you say you personally connect more with the idea of doing scientific research, doing citizen science, or none of the above? Why?
What do the podcast and other information tell you about the types of people that engage with science?
What new questions do you have after doing this scientist spotlight?
The Scientist Spotlights Initiative was made possible by NIH Grant #20433000