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2017 Interns

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Brooke Allen is studying Biology at North Central College and is expecting to graduate in 2018
About Me:
I grew up in a small island town on the Gulf coast of Florida and moved to Illinois for college. My favorite plant is the bald cypress tree because it reminds me of home. I enjoy being outdoors, painting, reading and learning about plants! I’m interested in studying plant genetics, pathways, and interactions and how they affect the ecosystem as a whole.

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Justyn Carrasco is studying Plant Biology and is expecting to graduate in 2020

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Elizabeth Donaldson is studying Biology at University of Northwestern - St. Paul and is expecting to graduate in 2019
About Me:
I am a sophomore student of biology in the Twin Cities, and I have loved nature ever since my earliest camping trips to northern Minnesota when I was very young! Currently, my research interests center on genetics, population biology, and biomedical advancement. I am also an enthusiast of great literature and classical music, especially the Scandinavian choral tradition which is so prevalent in my home state.

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Ana Flores is studying Biological Sciences at Florida International University and is expecting to graduate in 2018
About Me:
I am a Junior at FIU in Miami, Florida. I am a Bio major, and my research interests are in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology. I am generally interested in animal/plant life adaptations to ecosystem climate changes, and in adaptions to extreme climates, which I believe are key to improving conservation and restoration efforts. I am an avid reader. And I am optimistic about the potential of the internet to serve Science as a vehicle for communicating with the non-scientific public.

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Corina Godoy is studying Environmental Science and Management at Humboldt State University and is expecting to graduate in 2018
About Me:
I am an environmental science and management major with a focus on ecological restoration. I grew up in the desert in Southern California and now that I have relocated to Northern California for school I appreciate it more and more. My favorite plant is white sage because it was one of the first plants I learned to identify. I like to paint, rock climb, and run. I am excited to learn more about parasitic plant relationships and the indirect effects that result from these interactions.

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Evana James is studying Natural Resources and Environmental Science and is expecting to graduate in 2020

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Marina Malone is studying Computer Engineering and is expecting to graduate in 2020

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Renata Poulton Kamakura is studying Biological Sciences, Ecology and Evolution Specialization at University of Chicago and is expecting to graduate in 2018
About Me:
As a diplomat's kid, I have grown up all over the place and love to travel and explore. I also love to play sports and hike and be outdoors, and so I, unsurprisingly, really enjoy field work as well. I am most interested in conservation biology and get the chance to work on restoration in tallgrass prairies this summer.

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Stephanie Roh is studying Environmental Science & Sustainability at Cornell University and is expecting to graduate in 2019
About Me:
I am interning as a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar from Cornell University. I will be working on a project with Nora Gavin-Smyth and Pati Vitt on phenotypic plasticity in Lespedeza leptostachya to understand plant responses to climate change. I'm from Hoboken, New Jersey and this will be my first time in Chicago! I love winter sports (Rangers!!), traveling, and growing my plant collection.

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Imeña Valdes is studying Biological Sciences at Florida International University and is expecting to graduate in 2018
About Me:
I grew up in both South and Central Florida, and relocated to Miami again to attend FIU. My research interests are in plant/animal interactions, ethnobotany, and agriculture in the tropics. I love everything tropical, especially plants and fruits!

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Anni Wang is studying Biological Science at Florida State University and is expecting to graduate in 2017

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Sydney Weil is studying Biology at Amherst College and is expecting to graduate in 2018
About Me:
I grew up in Northern California, where I developed a love of nature, which turned into a passion for conservation. I'm excited to spend the summer researching hawkmoths and their interactions with Oenothera harringtonii for my honors thesis. In my spare time, I love reading, hiking, and riding horses.