“Biology blends the best of both worlds for me. My father was a veterinarian, so I grew up with animals and rehabilitating wildlife. My mother was a flight attendant, so she traveled a lot. Biology gave me this wonderful opportunity to study science and ask questions about how nature works, but also to travel to these wonderful foreign locations like Africa, where I’ve done my work on the behavior of lions.”
That is how Dr. Natalia Borrego explains how she got into biology. A native of Lubbock, Texas, she went on to obtain a bachelor’s in wildlife ecology and conservation from the University of Florida, a master’s in environmental science from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a doctorate in biology from the University of Miami (Florida). Today she teaches in the Department of Natural Sciences of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College of the City University of New York.