Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Scientist Spotlight: Andrea Eller, Zoologist


Meet Andrea Eller, a zoologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. She talks about her work and the stories animal bones can tell. She also discusses the skills you need to be successful in science, such as creativity, working on a team, and being curious. Andrea also tells how she never knew what she wanted to be when she grew up; she was always interested in many things, such as music, art, and anatomy. Learn how she overcame some failures to get where she is today. If you like asking questions and solving puzzles, then you probably are a science person.

About Scientist Spotlight

The videos in this series highlight personal stories of science experts at the museum, including how they became interested in science and what challenges they have overcome. The experts also offer advice for students who may be interested in pursuing a science career.

These videos aim to:

  • Help students build more personal connections to science careers
  • Help students build positive attitudes in science
  • Help students experience the topic as meaningful

See all Scientist Spotlight videos.

Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
K-2, 3-5
Careers, Life Science