Eight-year-old Sophia Spencer has always been passionate about studying insects. In fact, that’s what she wants to do when she grows up.
Grasshoppers are her favorite, and she’s even been know to give them rides on her shoulder, whether at home or school. Unfortunately, her peers didn’t seem to share Sophia’s interests in bugs and starting making fun of her for it. Sophia’s mom, on the other hand, is proud of her daughter’s hobby and wants to encourage her to pursue her dream career, so she decided to write in to the Entomological Society of Canada last year and ask for help.
The organization was quick to put a call out for other entomologists to share their stories with the little girl…
— Ent Soc of Canada (@CanEntomologist) August 25, 2016
…and the response from women in particular was amazing.
— Julia Koricheva (@KorichevaLab) August 25, 2016