We are pleased to announce that four summer interns have joined our staff in Hawaii. Several were recruited via Integral’s ongoing partnership with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. These hires reflect Integral’s commitment to increasing diversity in the environmental field.
Brenda Lee: Ms. Lee holds a B.S. in environmental science from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has worked as an industrial hygienist in Hawaii responsible for identifying, inspecting, and testing environmental conditions for potentially hazardous materials in remediation projects. Her coursework has included ecology, botany, geology, environmental policy, environmental remediation, soil science, GIS, and statistics. Ms. Lee has field experience sampling hazardous materials.
Zoe Curley: Ms. Curley is completing her B.S. in global environmental science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research is focused on investigating environmental drivers of outbreaks of the starfish Acanthaster planci—a predator of coral reefs that can destroy or stress large areas of reefs. Using satellite data, Ms. Curley has used ArcGIS and MATLAB to identify spatio-temporal associations between atmospheric and oceanic conditions and past A. planci outbreaks to aid Guam reef managers in their proactive response to outbreaks. Her coursework includes biogeochemistry, aquatic pollution, environmental health, environmental management, and marine biology. She has data analysis and representation experience using various software like ArcGIS, qGIS, and MATLAB.
Kayla Aguado: A graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Ms. Aguado holds a B.S. in natural resources and environmental management, with a specialization in soil and water conservation. Her studies have included watershed hydrology, agriculture, resource management, GIS, environmental policy, soil science, and statistics. She has data analysis and representation experience using various software such as ArcGIS and R Studio.
Elizabeth Loschert: Ms. Loschert is completing her B.S. in natural resources and environmental management at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. As part of her research, she designed and implemented a project to develop Hawaii-specific indicators of soil quality and health. She has conducted water quality sampling of coastal ecosystems. Her coursework spans terrestrial and marine biology, botany, ecology, resource management, wildlife conservation, GIS, environmental policy, soil science, hydrology, and statistics. Ms. Loschert has field experience sampling soil, water, and biota.