There are more new faces around campus this summer.
This is her first research and marine sciences experience, but says it has opened her eyes to the important contributions of the marine world to the science. “I’ve been working for over two years on a veterinary clinic back at Puerto Rico and on a bioinformatics research with my mentor at my university,” Candy said. “Both experiences will potentially help me with my current research, ‘Identification of bacterial communities associated with bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncate’ as I will have to apply bioinformatics and necropsy experience for this project.”
Candy enjoys singing, sports and travel.
Cheyenne Coleman is an undergraduate student from Savannah State University (SSU) interning at the UGA Aquarium under curator, Devin Dumont, as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at SSU.
Cheyenne will be conducting a series of experiments to investigate optimal environmental parameters for captive cannonball jellies, Stomolophus meleagris, currently on display at the aquarium.
Alyssa Griffin is the most recent addition of the summer camp program staff. She is from Kennesaw State University and one of three academic interns who worked this year at the aquarium. The Academic Internship Program allows students from Georgia universities to gain experience and earn three credit hours towards their undergraduate degrees. For more information about the Academic Internship program, email Mary Sweeney-Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.