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Meet the Crew: the MLRC’s 2015 Summer Interns

Seeing lots of new faces on the lakes and out in the watershed? You may have seen some of our interns from Colby College who are working on the Water Quality Initiative this summer. These students are hard at work driving boats, writing code, collecting samples, conducting analysis in the lab, and getting to know the local community. Beginning this July, these students will present weekly updates on the state of water quality conditions in the Belgrade Lakes. These presentations will be held in the MLRC during the Belgrade Lakes Market.

If you see any of the students and have questions about the project, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself!

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Name: Francis Dunham

Hometown/Home State: Worthington, MA

Major/Minor(s): Government and Global Studies/Anthropology

Responsibility within the project: Project logistics coordination.

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Name: Ellie Irish

Hometown/Home State: South Hamilton, MA

Major/Minor(s): Chemistry/Sociology

Responsibility within the project: Utilization of various analytic instruments to determine the nutrient composition of water samples from the Belgrade Lakes. Ellie also is part of the sampling team out on the lakes.

Future Plans: Environmental Public Health.

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Name: Albertha Ladina

Hometown/Home State: Brooklyn, NY

Major/Minor(s): Environmental Science/Russian and Chemistry

Responsibility within the project: Preparing the communications and community engagement portions of the project. Albertha also is part of the sampling team out on the lakes.

Future Plans: Graduating from school!

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Name: Sergio Madrigal

Hometown/Home State: San Jose, CA

Major/Minor(s): Environmental Science

Responsibility within the project: Project logistics coordination.

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Name: Anne Schechner

Hometown/Home State: Scarsdale, NY

Major/Minor(s): Environmental Science

Responsibility within the project: Working in R to develop a framework for data analysis and visual representation accessible on both citizen and science levels.

Future Plans: TBD

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Name: Kara Witherill

Hometown/Home State: Readfield, ME

Major/Minor(s): Global Studies/Chemisty and German

Responsibility within the project: Sample analysis with Latchat, ICP, and Flowcam. Kara also is part of the sampling team out on the lakes.

Future Plans: Teaching English in Haßfurt, Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship.

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Name: Danqing Zhao

Hometown/Home State: Hangzhou, China

Major/Minor(s): Chemistry and Computer Science

Responsibility within the project: Research assistant to Professor King. Danqing also is part of the sampling team out on the lakes and assists with post-collection lab analysis.