Bluegrass Biologist

Meet Aaron Nelson, a taxi driver-turned-globetrotting researcher

Thirty one-year-old undergraduate Aaron Nelson worked as a taxi driver and wildland firefighter before enrolling in UO’s biology honors program. He has traveled the globe while studying climate change and jellyfish; he also plays bass for Alder Street, a Eugene bluegrass band.

Meet Aaron—and listen to his music—in this multimedia feature.