"Volunteer work and internships are the best way to get into science. It allows you to explore different fields and gain experience that you won't find in a classroom."
What she does
I work primarily on the research and management of Hawaii's offshore islets and coastal zones. However, I have a broad interest in ecology and work on various other natural science projects as well.
How she got into science
I've always loved animals and wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of 5. It wasn't until my senior year in college when I spent a semester studying abroad that I was introduced to the field of conservation biology. I spent the next 3 years travelling around the country to work on various conservation projects before finding a focus and getting my Master's degree.
Working on Kure Atoll in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands and creating a managment plan to help restore the island.
In her free time
I love photography, travel, and pretty much any sport that gets me outside.