Christine Goforth2017-10-04T21:19:09+00:00

Christine Goforth


“A lot of the very best scientists and other STEM leaders are people who have turned something they’re obsessed with into a career.”

Career Highlights
  • Known as “The Dragonfly Woman” because of her never-ending fascination with creatures
  • Studies aquatic insects, especially behavior and respiration in giant water bugs and dragonflies
  • Senior Manager of Citizen Science at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Developed a healthy respect for insects as a child after an encounter in Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains

STEM Gems Club

Is a career in Entomology in your future? Hmmmm. Maybe something to consider! STEM Gem Christine Goforth has a fascination with dragonflies and other insects, so much so that she turned her passion into a career. Read her story and digest. Watch one of her online videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.