I've always been fascinated by wildlife, and am often found herping, beachcombing, or birdwatching. I'm particularly passionate about conservation and natural history. One of the issues I advocate most frequently about is the controversy around rattlesnake roundups. You can view an essay I wrote about the topic here, and a YouTube video showing the time-lapse process of creating a design advocating for the termination of roundups here.
I have participated in Waquoit Bay Reserve's TIDAL Quest program (co-taught by retired Professor Gilbert Newton) several summers in a row (2016-2019), collecting water quality data, tagging sea-run brook trout, working with invasive toxic clinging jellyfish, and monitoring the nitrogen levels of the bay.
Since April 2018, I have been documenting sightings of local wildlife. These sightings are uploaded to iNaturalist, an online community of naturalists that contribute to research by recording sightings of wildlife.
Starting June 2018, I got involved with Blanding's Turtle conservation. I worked with Grassroots Wildlife Conservation to raise and release the turtles during 10th grade Biology class. As of June 2019, I've helped release eight Blanding's turtles. In April 2019, I was invited to an elementary school in Holliston, MA, to talk about my experience with Blanding's turtle conservation with 1st and 2nd grade students.




(2019)
Harvard Invitational Science Olympiad Meet Division C (Herpetology)
(2019)
10th place Harvard Invitational Science Olympiad Meet Division C (Ornithology)
(2019)
Blanding's Turtle Conservation Article published to REPTILES Magazine
(2019)
Massachusetts State Science Olympiad Meet Division C (Herpetology)(solo)
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