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Flashback Blog: Finding My Voice in Legislation

This week’s Flashback Blog was written in 2020 by Emma O., a Drummers alumni. Emma is currently a student at Bowdoin College. She is still exploring her college major but has an interest in Environmental Studies as well as Government and Legal Studies. Emma spent this past summer on a remote island in Canada completing a forestry research fellowship. She focused on the potential impact of moss forest floor substrate on conifer seedling recruitment.

Flashback Blog: A Visit from an Eastern Box Turtle

This week’s Flashback Blog was written in 2018 by Eileen C., a Bucktails and Gobblers alumni. Eileen is currently a student at Penn State University where she is studying Wildlife and Fisheries Science. In the past, Eileen has worked as an intern for Keystone Elk Country Alliance. She also helps other students as a Wildlife & Dendrology Tutor at Penn State. In this blog, Eileen writes about Russel, an Eastern box turtle she spotted in her backyard.

Lice Lice Baby

This week’s blog is a guest post written by Devin G., a Bucktails, Brookies, and Ursids alumni. Devin is a senior studying wildlife biology and management at the University of Wyoming. He leading a project that studies gill lice dynamics and works to better understand how these parasites could affect Wyoming’s fisheries.

Flashback Blog: Rivercane’s Legacy and Future

This week’s Flashback Blog was written in 2021 by Lorelei M-B., Bucktails, Brookies, Gobblers, and Ursids alumni. Lorelei is the Founder/CEO of Heart Hugs, a global organization that provides tangible support and advocacy for congenital heart defect awareness, detection, and treatment. Her work includes several educational publications explaining the Total Artificial Heart, 3-Stage Palliative Reconstruction, and the effects of trauma on patients. She has been instrumental in funding various medical response programs, advocating for transplantation approval for children with intellectual disabilities as well as better cardiac care for Wounded Warriors, providing compression heart pillows to over 36,000 open heart patients around the world, and advocating for informed and culturally responsive health programs to help detect congenital heart defects. She was recognized as the 2016 Military Child of the Year for the Army, a National Prudential Spirit of Community Award Recipient, an Everyday Health Hero by Dr. Mehmet Oz, and is an official Marvel superhero as part of Marvel’s Hero Project, as well as numerous other distinctions. Her Cherokee heritage greatly influences her approaches to Resiliency and Healing as she faces her own complicated diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, an incurable severe congenital heart defect. Lorelei’s ability to make extremely complicated diagnoses understandable to the public creates hope and understanding in each community she serves.

A Cool Story for the Summer Heat

This week’s blog is a guest post written by Kala D., a 2008 Bucktails alumni. Kala earned her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation from California University of Pennsylvania. In 2019, she graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a master’s degree in Environmental Science. Kala is currently working as an Environmental Project Manager focusing on renewable and aquatic ecosystems.