We are excited to have finalized the team out on Hurricane Island for this summer! Chloe and Collin will be joining the rest of the Hurricane Island staff in late June, as our science education and research interns. Both Collin and Chloe will be working on their own independent research project in addition to helping instruct our ISLE and SEAL programs, so stay tuned for updates about their research on our science blog!
Originally from Flushing, New York, Collin is currently a Junior studying Marine Biology at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He found out very quickly that he enjoyed being out in the field more than being locked up in a classroom, leading him to spend a summer working with the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association in Chelatna Lake, Alaska. But the classroom setting is no stranger to him seeing as he spent another summer working with the Columbia University Summer High School Program as a teacher's assistant for a course on Biological Conservation. Currently, he is working with the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program as a topside and underwater photographer for program participants performing shark tagging procedures. Looking into the future, he hopes to combine his love of the outdoors, passion for education outreach, and interest in capturing moments through the lens into a single occupation. In his pastime, he enjoys reading, playing capoeira, and going on spontaneous adventures.
Chloe was born and raised in Virginia, but has spent the past three years studying Wildlife Biology and Natural Resource Ecology at the University of Vermont. While at UVM, she has worked as a lab instructor for a natural history and field ecology course and assisted in the development of new learning modules. She has had a lifelong love for the natural world and enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors with everyone she meets. Chloe spends most of her free time in Vermont exploring the Champlain Valley and Green Mountains. While not in Vermont, she can be found tracking jaguars in Belize, studying in Antarctica, researching sylvatic plague in Utah, or landscaping in Virginia.