Everyone’s done a word-association game at some point in their lives, so sit back, relax, and watch as Derek Woller puts nine entomologists and non-entomologists from all different backgrounds in the hot-seat and asks them to think of the first word that pops into their heads after he says an entomology-related word.
Derek A. Woller is a PhD candidate in the Song Lab of Insect Systematics and Evolution at Texas A&M University. His research is focused on attempting to better comprehend the speciation process in a fascinating group of scrub-lovin’ grasshoppers confined to xeric habitats in the southeastern U.S. He has aspirations of working as a curator or collections manager in a museum someday. Until then, in his spare time (of which he typically has none), he makes videos like these and enjoys doing outreach events with the public.