Former Staff and Students
Dane Elmquist graduated from the University of Minnesota in May 2014 with a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Animal Behavior. Dane worked in the Monarch Lab as an undergraduate researcher where he assisted in graduate student research and lab maintenance before ultimately undertaking his own independent research project studying parasitoid wasps. Dane was fortunate enough to continue on as a Monarch Lab staff member post-graduation. In his free time, Dane enjoys craft beer, watching mobster movies, and engaging in any outdoor physical activity.
“During my education I was fortunate enough to be inspired by a handful of science teachers and advisers. Without them encouraging my curiosity and critical thinking, I never would’ve entered into a scientific discipline. It is critical that there continue to be passionate educators who are willing to share their passion and inspire the wondrous and creative nature of science in students. Being a part of the Monarch Lab has allowed me to become more involved in education and outreach, allowing me the opportunity to spark curiosity and a passion for the natural world and science education in others.”