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“Wow,” I thought to myself, “this is the life.” To my left was the gentle flow of Lower McDonald Creek, with its water sparkling in the sun. To my right were the deep greens of a lush forest, with the ferns, trees, and many other...

I would say I have experienced more of the United States than your average person. I grew up in Southern California, went to college in Ohio, worked in North Carolina, and now I am working in Rhode Island. I've got to say, Rhode Island is...

My two main projects include: mapping the Great Basin western bristlecone pine trees along the mountain ranges and digitizing Death Valley’s herbarium. Western bristlecone pines suffer bark beetle attacks, which have rendered these long-lived trees vulnerable to weather conditions. By creating a reliable map of...

Owls, starfish, & plovers… oh my! Before this internship began, I never imagined that I would have so many new, incredible, and diverse experiences packed in my first month. Over the past weeks, I’ve been visiting with various San Francisco Bay Area Inventory & Monitoring Network...

My project focuses on Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS), a 176-acre island located northeast of St. Croix, USVI. This beautiful area is surrounded by approximately 18,000 acres of federally protected water, teeming with coral reefs and diverse marine life. On the island, there is...