Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Scientist Spotlight: Stephanie Bush, Marine Biologist


Meet Stephanie Bush, a marine biologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. She studies marine biodiversity: the broad array of types of animals that live in the ocean. In this video, she talks about what she likes most about her job, one important skill she uses, and how she became interested in science. She does her research aboard a ship in the open ocean, where teamwork is important. She encourages students to take opportunities that present themselves. Just because you're not a scientist right now doesn't mean you can't become one.

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.

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Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Careers, Life Science