Dr. Talya ten Brink, Ph.D. leads the lab of students and affiliates on projects including research, applications, analyses, and storymaps.
2021/2022 Virtual Student Federal Service Intern:
Vanessa Mahan is a current graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in a Masters program studying Environmental Science and Policy for Conservation Biology. She received a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from the Missouri University of Science Technology in 2020. She's interested in conservation for marine and coastal ecosystems and hopes to provide a better understanding of resource and habitat needs for endangered species.
Research and Analysis Project:
Critical Habitat, Ship Strikes and Atlantic Sturgeon
2020/2021 Virtual Student Federal Service Interns:
Michelle is a 4th-year PhD student in the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She studies bumble bees, specifically the federally endangered rusty-patched bumble bee. She earned an Associate's in Liberal Arts from North Hennepin Community College in 2010 and a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of St. Thomas in 2016 and began her graduate studies at the University of Minnesota in 2017. She’s interested in endangered species conservation and working with communities to find ways in which humans and wildlife can coexist, especially in urban areas.
Darryl is a Senior at George Mason University. He is majoring in Environmental Sustainability Studies with a concentration in Conservation and Sustainability. Darryl grew up in Annapolis, Maryland exploring all of what the Chesapeake Bay has to offer. He enjoys beekeeping, gardening, hiking, and podcasts. His academic interests are sustainable food systems, urban sustainability, behavioral ecology, disease ecology, and the food water energy nexus.
Emma is from Southern Maryland and currently resides in College Park, Maryland where she attends the University of Maryland. She is a Senior majoring in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science with a minor in GIS, and interested in anything marine/ocean/coastal science related. Post-graduation, she hopes to earn a graduate degree in marine science or GIS and hopefully work for NOAA. She is excited to learn more about fisheries management and create memorable story maps for GARFO this year.
Protected Resources: Peter Johnsen (co-mentor VSFS intern 2021-2022)
Communications: Kate Swails (co-mentor VSFS interns)
Analysis and Program Support: Benjamin Galuardi (Fishing Footprints)
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): Ashleigh McCord (GARFO Mapper)
Sustainable Fisheries: Doug Potts/Spencer Talmage (GARFO Mapper)
Habitat Conservation: William McDavitt (Survey123)
Protected Resources: Edith Carson-Supino (Section 7)