Alli is a Davidson Young Scholar who has loved animals, especially reptiles and amphibians for as long as she can remember. She formerly ran a blog and social media campaign intended to make children more aware of snakes, but is now focusing her energies on teaching at Athena’s and spreading the word at professional conferences. She has presented at several reptile and amphibian-related conferences about her research and outreach, including the Tennessee Herpetological Society’s annual conference, Repticon, and the Texas Rattlesnake Festival. During her spare time at her home in the Memphis area, she plays Neopets and Pokemon Go, as well as explores HTML and digital art. Alli also loves to research and observe what is happening in her frog ponds, cuddle her pet snakes, and explore old technology.
In 2018, Alli presented at the 24th annual Tennessee Herpetological Symposium. She discussed “Online Herpetology Instruction for Gifted Students-An Overview” about her experiences as a Junior Instructor at Athena’s Advanced Academy. In 2020, she presented the same talk at the 9th World Congress of Herpetology in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Photos from Alli’s presentation at the 24th annual Tennessee Herpetological Symposium:
Alli’s presentation at the 9th World Congress of Herpetology in Dunedin, New Zealand:
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