North Central College - Naperville, IL

Laura Constantine: A Heart for the Environment

I went to Oregon for nine weeks to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and concurrently work on research for my Honors Thesis. All research took place in tidal marshes and, for my thesis, I was granted a permit from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for access to three restoration sites. I collected more than 1,000 plant samples in order to determine whether the physiological health of tidal marsh plants was affected as restoration continued.

This experience was really different from anything else I’d ever done, and has now shaped my future plans. I’m looking for graduate programs in restoration ecology and environmental science.

Central Time, Volume 3, Issue 2