Susan Wright completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons), majoring in Entomology, through the University of Queensland. While doing her degree, Susan worked part-time with the University of Queensland Insect Collection (UQIC). This sparked an interest in insect collections and taxonomy. She began her 23 years with the museum as a technical assistant and is now a Collection Manager. She cares for approximately 3.5 million insect specimens. Her work involves adding to, preserving and storing the insect collection; conducting field work collecting insects; identifying insects; facilitating access to the collection by researchers, students and members of the public; assessing potential donations, providing specimens for displays and workshops and conducting research into the collection and its donors. Image credit Jeff Wright.
Susan Wright appears with thanks to Presenting Partner Queensland Museum Network.