Meet our 2018 Seasonal Staff!

Great Hollow is happy to welcome this summer’s seasonal staff, including our 2018 Summer Research Interns, Evalyn Machia and Clare Quinlan. Once again, we received nearly 100 applications from all over the country for our competitive summer internship program, from which we selected these two bright and talented aspiring biologists. Evalyn hails from right here in Connecticut and is most interested in mammal ecology and behavior, while Clare comes to us from Pennsylvania and is primarily interested in avian ecology. Evalyn just completed her junior year at the University of Maine, majoring in Zoology, and Clare is currently working towards a Masters in Environmental Science from Miami University in Ohio. Our internship program is at the core of our mission at Great Hollow. We offer these paid positions to provide a unique opportunity for college students and young professionals to get hands-on experience conducting research in the fields of ecology and conservation biology. Along with Evalyn and Clare, we also welcome our field technicians, Megan Hart, Nick Russo, Emilia Rebollo, and Andrew Rapp, and camp instructor, Anika Lindsay. Megan holds an M.S. in Biology from Austin Peay State University and is working full-time on the Bird Atlas Project. Nick is a recent UConn graduate and is assisting with our ovenbird research before he begins a Ph.D. program at UCLA this fall. Emilia is visiting us all the way from Argentina where she is a Ph.D. candidate and working with the Smithsonian to study vermilion flycatchers. She will also be assisting with our ovenbird research during her time at Great Hollow. Andrew is an undergraduate at the College of William & Mary and is here for a month to assist with our ovenbird research and compile a species list of butterflies and dragonflies that inhabit the preserve. Anika is a recent graduate of Oberlin College and will be joining us in June as an instructor in our kids’ Eco-Discovery Camp. A warm welcome to all!

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