Faville Grove Intern 2011

Graduated University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013

Current Position: UW Veterinary Medical Student

Favorite memory of the program: One of the best parts about an internship in restoration ecology was the opportunity to get out of the city every day and immerse myself in a more natural environment - it was so refreshing!

Impact of the program on your academic and/or career path: While I no longer work in restoration ecology, my summer at Faville Grove played a large role in shaping my perspective on how ecosystem health can impact individual health. While I now focus more on wildlife and companion animal medicine, I know that no one exists in a vacuum - we are all a reflection of our environment.

How you used what you learned in the internship in future employment: My internship was my first exposure to bird identification and I have become an avid birder since then. I had no idea how many different species there are! Afterwards, I began volunteering at the Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center, and the birds are my absolute favorite patients.