I am currently in my second semester of college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, getting a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science. During high school I took several AP classes, which were able to transfer over as college credits. These classes included Biology, U.S. History, Calculus I, and “Composition and Literature”. My first semester of college my classes included Chemistry I, German I, and “Writing and the Sciences.” Currently I am taking Chemistry
II, German II, Public Speaking in Group Context, and Statistics.
My interest in this program is mainly for the practical experience that it offers. The fieldwork and the videography will be good experiences to have. I am eager to learn more about fieldwork and how the data collected is used, as well as gain more knowledge about the conservation and science communication aspect that is part of the internship.
Also, I am looking forward to getting to know the other interns and hearing about the kind of work that they are doing, as this is something other programs wouldn’t always offer. A
longtime goal for my career has been to research ecology and biology, preferably with some aspect of field work involved in it. Addressing climate change is also something that I want to
focus on, as it is something that impacts my community. For my career I am still deciding whether to go into an area that will keep me in a lab or one that will put me outside in the field. I hope that this internship will help me determine which direction to go, or open up new possibilities to me.