Meet INHF's 2018 Summer Interns

Posted on June 5, 2018 in Blog


Office Interns

Emily

Emily Martin | Grant Writing Intern

grantinternemily@inhf.org
Hometown: Fort Dodge, IA
School: Iowa State University
Major:  Environmental Science (M.S.)
Favorite native plant/animal: Prairie Blazingstar

"I am excited to have a direct impact on communities in Iowa to provide more areas for the public to recreate."
 

Marc

Marc Brault | Graphic Design Intern

designinternmarc@inhf.org
Hometown: Urbandale, IA
School: Des Moines Area Community College
Major: Graphic Design 
Favorite native plant/animal: Elk

"I am looking forward to getting outside for summer fun."

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Samantha

Samantha Jones | Communications Intern

comminternsamantha@inhf.org      
Hometown: Urbandale, IA
School: Drake University
Major: Magazine Media, News
Favorite native plant/animal: Red-Tailed Fox

"I'm excited to apply my writing skills to conservation and learn more about Iowa's land, water and wildlife!"

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Statewide Land Stewardship Interns

Chase

Chase Brumm         

Hometown: Stacyville, IA
School: Central College
Major: Environmental Science
Favorite native plant/animal: Bur Oak

"I'm excited to explore and see different parts of Iowa that I've never seen before." 

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Leslie

Leslie Du

Hometown: Shenzhen, China
School: Iowa State University
Major: Animal Ecology and Forestry
Favorite native plant/animal: Sycamore

"I'm excited to see different landscapes of Iowa and to be amazed by them. I'm also excited about driving on a country lane during sunset!"
 

AlysonAlyson Eversman       

Hometown: Fairmont, MN
School: Northwestern College
Major: Ecological Science, Writing & Rhetoric
Favorite native plant/animal: Prairie Phlox

"I'm excited about meeting new people and just absorbing all the information I can about the prairie and the plants and animals living in it."

SabrinaSabrina Keiper

Hometown: Fairfax, IA
School: Iowa State University
Major: Animal Ecology and Forestry
Favorite native plant/animal: Honey Locust

"I'm excited to get to know my crew and camp all over Iowa. I'm also excited to see all the sights that Iowa has to offer."

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Maggie

Maggie Loery

Hometown: Redding, CT
School: Grinnell College
Major: Biology, Environmental Studies concentration
Favorite native plant/animal: Yucca

"I'm excited to learn more about the prairie and its history!"

 

JackJack Moran

Hometown: Davenport, IA
School: University of Iowa
Major: Environmental Studies and Sustainability
Favorite native plant/animal: Bluebird

"I'm looking forward to working hard to conserve Iowa's natural lands and wildlife."

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JoannaJoanna Schwager

Hometown: Ames, IA
School: Iowa State University
Major: Forestry
Favorite native plant/animal: Red-Tailed Fox

"I'm looking forward to making new friends and getting to visit a variety of different areas in Iowa to help conserve and restore the natural resources."
 

Blufflands Land Stewardship Interns

SimonSimon Cropp

Hometown: Decorah, IA
School: Lewis & Clark College
Major: Economics
Favorite native plant/animal: Purple Cone Flower

"I'm excited to discover natural areas in my own backyard!"
 

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JoeJoe Frieden

Hometown: Waukon, IA
School: Upper Iowa University
Major: Conservation Management
Favorite native plant/animal: Blue Spotted Salamander

"I am most excited for the knowledge of the plants and animals I'm going to gain through this internship."
 

BishalBishal Parajuli

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
School: Luther College
Major: Biology, Art
Favorite native plant/animal: Baptasia

"I'm excited to get to know the natural areas of Northeast Iowa and learn the behind-the-scenes work of conservation." 
 

JacobJacob Schmitt

Hometown: Winthrop, IA
School: South Dakota State University
Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Favorite native plant/animal: Purple Cone Flower

"I'm most excited about learning and being able to distinguish native and non-native plants and how we can manage the land to benefit the most diverse amount of organisms."
 

KaitlinKaitlin Teff

Hometown: Ossian, IA
School: Upper Iowa University
Major: Conservation Management
Favorite native plant/animal: River Birch

"I'm excited to be able to work with other interns and landowners who share the same appreciation for that land as I do."