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Winter Break Extern Introduction!

Hi! I’m Emma Greenlee, a junior biology major at Carleton College, here with the Echinacea Project as part of Carleton’s winter break externship program. I’m interested in ecology, conservation, and I’m excited to learn more about prairie research at the Chicago Botanic Garden the next few weeks, where I’ll be helping with a pollination experiment and conducting a small project of my own! I grew up in Aurora, MN on the Iron Range in a more forested part of the state, but I’ve come to love the prairies of southern MN and the Dakotas as I’ve attended Carleton and through summer jobs with The Nature Conservancy and at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. I love fieldwork, but I’m excited to round out my understanding of prairie ecology and research by working with the Echinacea Project this winter! 

At Carleton I’m on the cross country and track teams, and I’m hoping to minor in Spanish. I like reading, and love spending time outside and exploring in nature or in the city. I’m looking forward to spending time in a new city, learning from grad students and scientists, and exploring the lab side of prairie research the next few weeks!

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