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2016 Field Station Interns, Educators and Work-Study Staff

AVERY HENDERSON

Junior, Biology Major
Thomas More College

Avery is a junior at Thomas More College and plans on attending medical school after graduation. Avery is very excited to be a part of the aquaculture team at the Field Station. During the summer, she loves to go boating on the Ohio River, so she is especially excited to be doing research on the critters that inhabit this particular kind of ecosystem. Avery is looking forward to summer of 2016 at the Field Station.


WILL NELTNER

Junior, Biology Major
Thomas More College

Will Neltner is a junior Biology Pre-med major at Thomas More College. He is an SGA delegate and a member of Biology club, PHP, and Tri-Beta. He is heavily involved in the campus ministry as a member of the retreat leadership team and a co-leader of a prayer group on campus. He loves the outdoors, and he has worked many outdoor jobs such as farmhand manager on a local farm since the eighth grade. He enjoys playing tennis in his free time and was a member of the team his freshman year, playing fourth singles and second doubles. He is looking forward to working at the Thomas More Biology Field Station this summer to investigate the many mysteries of the Ohio River.


CAITLYN PATULLO

Junior Environmental Science Major, Economics Minor
Ithaca College

Caitlyn is a junior Environmental Science major at Ithaca College in Upstate New York. She is thrilled to be joining the Aquaculture Crew at the Thomas More Biology Field Station this summer. Besides spending as much time as possible hiking the gorges in Ithaca, Caitlyn loves competing on the Ithaca College Equestrian Team and singing in two local bands. In the future, she hopes to pursue a doctorate in either Hydrology or Environmental Toxicology and one day run her own water quality laboratory in areas affected by hydraulic fracturing.


LEXIE PEELER

Junior, Environmental Science Major, Marine Science Minor
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lexie is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is studying Environmental and Marine science. After graduation, Lexie plans to go to graduate school in the field of Fisheries Management and Conservation. This summer she will be on the Aquaculture Crew and is looking forward to gaining experience in a freshwater system and getting to know the staff and interns. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, watching Netflix and gallivanting with friends.


MADELINE BLEVINS

Senior, Biology Major
Northern Kentucky University

Madeline is a senior biology major at Northern Kentucky University, concentrating in the areas of ecology, evolution, and the study of organisms. She is a member of the Mu Iota chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and the Northern Kentucky Beekeeper's Association. Madeline has had a lifelong passion for wildlife, and ultimately aspires to work as a field biologist, specializing in ecology and animal behavior. In her free time, she enjoys beekeeping, kayaking, and being outdoors. Madeline is looking forward to joining the Ohio River Bioassessment team to perform research with Thomas More College this summer.


BAILEY BOULTER

Junior, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Major
University of Florida

Bailey is a Wildlife Ecology and Conservation major junior at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She's excited about joining the Ohio River Bioassessment Team at the Thomas More Field Station. Bailey's interests include aquatic/marine animals, particularly sea turtles, as well as ecology and water quality. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and spending time at the beach. She hopes to attend graduate school and eventually pursue a career somewhere in the realm of wildlife conservation and environmental science.


MICAHEL DOUST

Senior, Environmental Science Major, Concentration in Conservation Biology
University of St. Francis

Michael is a senior at the University of Saint Francis located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is studying Environmental Science with a concentration in Conservation Biology. Following graduation, Michael plans to pursue graduate school for Limnology or Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. He aspires to work for a biological bureau of the Federal Government and hopes to one day be able to conduct research on his own. This summer Michael will be a member of the Bioassessment crew and looks forward to getting to know and work alongside the staff and other interns. He loves to hike, bird watch, kayak, and fish.


RILEY KINSELLA

Junior Biology Major-Concentration in Organismic Biology
Thomas More College

Riley is a junior Biology major at Thomas More College on the Ohio River Bio-assessment team. He is a member the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Biology Club, and is heavily involved in Campus Ministry at Thomas More College. His great love for the outdoors and interest in ecological sciences is what inspired him to work at the Thomas More College Biology Field Station, and he is very excited for this summer. In his free time Riley enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking. Riley plans to attend graduate school to become a physician assistant after he graduates from Thomas More College.


OLIVIA WILLIAMS

Senior, Environmental Studies Major, Concentration in Ecosystem Science
Mount Holyoke College

Olivia is a rising senior at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. She is an Environmental Studies major with an Ecosystem Science concentration. In May, she finished a semester in Cambodia and Vietnam studying the Mekong River both from a scientific and social point of view. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spinning. She is excited to spend the summer on the Ohio River at the Thomas More Biological Station being part of the Bioassesment and Monitoring team. After graduation, she plans on working in the conservation field for a couple of years before going to graduate school.


MEGAN CLERE

Senior, Environmental Science Major
Northern Kentucky University

Megan is a senior at Northern Kentucky University, with studies in Environmental Science and Biology. With interests in water quality, she hopes for a great summer working with the Stream Bioassessment Team! She grew up with a love of volunteering for programs like the Ohio River Sweep, which she believes sparked the beginning of her love of science and nature. She hopes to one day work closely with her community to help create a suitable future for tomorrow's generation.


TORI LILES

Senior, Environmental Science Major
Thomas More College

Tori will be a senior next semester at Thomas More College and is pursuing her degree in Environmental Science. She is excited to rejoin the Station crew as an intern on the Stream Assessment team where she will assist in monitoring streams throughout Northern Kentucky. Last year, Tori served on the Ohio River Bioassessment team. She is an avid hunter and enjoys the outdoors where she spends most of her free time. Following graduation she plans to continue her education in Environmental Science with a concentration in water resources.


LEMUEL WEYER

Senior, Environmental Science Major
Thomas More College

Lemuel is a senior Environmental Science major here at Thomas More. He also plays cornerback on the Thomas More Football team. This summer he will be working at the field station as part of the Environmental Academy Stream Bioassessment Crew. While working with the Sanitation District No. 1 & NKY Conservation Districts he will be assessing the health of the streams throughout the area and looking at trends throughout the area. In the future he hopes to work in the water quality field or as an environmental consultant.


MORGAN BAHNSEN

Sophomore, Biology major, pre-med Track
Thomas More College

Morgan will be a sophomore biology major in the fall at Thomas More College. She is excited to assist her peers at the Thomas More Biology Field Station and Thomas More College this summer. She enjoys fishing and hiking along the Ohio River and surrounding areas. Her long-term goals include attending medical school to become a geneticist and working in the field of genetic research.


AMANDA BOWMAN

Sophomore Biology Major and Chemistry Minor
Thomas More College

Amanda will be a junior in the fall semester at Thomas More College. She is majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. She will be working at the field station this summer as a work-study as serve as a mentor during the STEM camp. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her horses, playing soccer, and volunteering. Currently her long-term goal is to join the Peace Corps after graduating and helping under privileged children.


KRISTAFER HOWARD

Junior, Biology Major-Concentration in Organismic Biology
Thomas More College

Kris is a senior Biology major with a concentration in Marine Biology. Last summer, Kris conducted a marine fisheries research project in Belize with professors from NKU and will be returning to collect additional data this summer. He is a member of the biology club and a sprinter for the Thomas More track team. In his free time enjoys fishing and just being outdoors. After graduating from Thomas More, he would like to attend graduate school to further his education in Marine Biology. Kris is excited to spend his first summer working and living at the Field Station.


DAVID KING

Senior, Environmental Science Major
Thomas More College

David is going to be a senior Environmental Science major at Thomas More College serving as a curator of the fish, reptile, amphibian and macroinvertebrate collections this summer for the Thomas More College Field Station. He has volunteered in the husbandry department at the Newport Aquarium for nearly six years working with a variety of different animals. During his free time he is always outdoors hiking in the woods or fishing in the Ohio River.


NATHAN RAMSEY

Senior, Environmental Science Major
Thomas More College

Nathan is a junior environmental science major at Thomas More College and will serve as an environmental educator this summer at the TMC Field Station. He will also be assisting in maintenance duties, as a work-study student, and supporting other internships when necessary. He enjoys fishing and collecting freshwater specimens for research. He intend to return to school upon graduation to get a Ph.D. in environmental science and teach college level courses while doing research on freshwater fish species.


TERESA URBAN

Freshman, Environmental Science Major
Thomas More College

Teresa is a freshman at Thomas More College, majoring in Environmental Science. She has always been passionate about conservation and our environment. Teresa looks forward to spending the summer at the Field Station and assisting the staff in any way she can. "T" has four years of experience in aquatic animal care, enrichment and conservation education through her volunteerism at the Newport Aquarium. Teresa is also playing softball at Thomas More in the Spring of 2017.