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2002 Summer Interns at Woods Hole Field Center

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The Woods Hole Field Center welcomed four interns in June: Marcie Palmer, Takitta Childress, and Kristin McKee have joined the Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP), and Nina Carranco will be working with USGS research scientists as a Summer Student Fellow in the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Research Seminar.

Nina will focus on fisheries in the Gulf of Maine as she studies the effects of science on public policy under the guidance of Fran Lightsom. Nina graduated from Pomona College with a degree in geology in May 2002. Upon completion of her research, Nina will return to her hometown of Seattle, WA, and plans to enter graduate school in fall 2003 to study paleoecology.

Marcie will use her graphic-design skills to develop a user-friendly interface design for the Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB) under the CMGP National Knowledge Bank project. Marcie will also work with the language aspect of the MRIB to clarify the methodology of the digital library for the public. Originally from Dearborn Heights, MI, Marcie is a senior at the University of Michigan studying graphic design and English literature. After graduation, Marcie plans to attend graduate school in one of these fields.

Takitta has joined the CMGP team to redesign and improve the usability of the MRIB. Takitta's past work in networking and computer troubleshooting will aid her as she learns the Web-development skills necessary for this position. The Simpsonville, SC, native is majoring in computer information systems at Hampton University and expects to graduate in May 2003. After graduation, Takitta will pursue an M.B.A. in management information systems.

Hired to improve the content clarity of the MRIB, Kristin hopes to do plenty of writing for the USGS and to work with the graphic design of the MRIB. Hailing from Rochester, NY, Kristin is a sophomore at Northwestern University double-majoring in journalism and economics, with a minor in African-American Studies. After graduation, she plans to study law.

Marcie, Takitta, and Kristin are all working under the guidance of Fran Lightsom and Fausto Marincioni. These women were hired through the Diversity Internship Program of the Student Conservation Association, a program geared toward helping minority and female students find internships in the environment field.

Related Web Sites
Woods Hole Field Center
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Conservation Internships
Student Conservation Association

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