MEET OUR 2023 INTERNS
University of Montana Western
I graduated with a two-year degree in Natural Resource Management and a technical certificate in Geospatial Technology from The College of Southern Idaho. I then transferred to The University of Montana Western to continue towards a degree in Environmental Science. I grew up just south of Ashton in Newdale Idaho. In my free time I love to run, draw, spend time outdoors, and spend time with my family. This summer I will be working with Kamberlee Allison as the Byers intern. I am really passionate about learning and the outdoors, so I am super excited to use this internship as an opportunity to soak up as much knowledge as I can!
Washington and Lee University
I am a recent graduate of Washington and Lee University with degrees in Environmental Studies Conservation Biology Track and Romance Languages with a Spanish Emphasis. This summer I am working with Matt Hively as the Recreational River Use Intern conducting river use field surveys and reviewing the data to gauge how much traffic different segments of the Henry's Fork are receiving. Looking ahead to the future, I hope to attend a graduate degree program for Conservation Biology or a similar field that will allow me to conduct research of my own one day. Of the things I love to do outdoors, fishing has to be at the top of that list. It is a passion that started with chasing bass and redfish in the Southeast with my dad as a kid and has only grown as I got older, which sparked my interest in conserving and protecting the places myself and others love to spend time outside. I'm super grateful to have the opportunity to work for the Henry's Fork Foundation this summer, and I can't wait to see what the rest of my time here will bring.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
I will be finishing my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison this fall with a double major in Botany and Life Sciences Communication. My academic focus reflects my personal values as I am an avid outdoorsman who cares about the preservation of the natural world. I believe this is possible through rigorous attainment of knowledge and effective communication to the rest of the public. I am excited to put my passion and skillset to work here at HFF by working on the new temperature monitoring project in Harriman State Park. I will be working with Jack McLaren and Brandon Hoffner to install and monitor the sensors and try to better understand how the temperature of the water can potentially impact trout health. I also plan on creating a blog that updates people on the progress of the project. With any free time I get here, I plan on spending it either on the water (hunting big fish) or on a bike (riding through the mountains).
Eva Jones is a rising junior studying Environmental Systems Engineering with a focus in freshwater systems. She is also double majoring in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, studying Queer and Feminist Histories. Eva is from a small town in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, which cultivated their interest in restorative, equitable land management. Eva wants to build nature-based solutions that work with the incredible ingenuity of evolutionary biology to support diverse, healthy communities (human and non-human alike). They are ecstatic to begin this work with the Henry’s Fork Foundation as a Hydrology Intern, assessing and analyzing watershed patterns to predict streamflow responses. In her free time in Ashton, Eva is excited to fish, bike, and play guitar.
I am a rising senior at Colgate University majoring in Environmental Biology and minoring in Art and Art History. I am very excited to be working with Jasper Davis as the Communications and Outreach intern and combine my love of natural science with creativity. Next year, I will be writing a thesis in forest ecology and deciding what the next steps in my education will be! In my free time, I enjoy horseback riding, reading, hiking, cooking, and drawing. I grew up near Rochester, NY and have never been to this part of the country before, so I am excited to explore Ashton and the surrounding region!
St. Lawrence University
I am a rising sophomore at St. Lawrence University double-majoring in Conservation Biology and Spanish. This summer I will be working with Rob Van Kirk and Amber Roseberry on a variety of projects monitoring water quality, streamflow, and other factors influencing trout habitat. I grew up in western New Hampshire and enjoy running, skiing, and looking for creatures in the woods. I feel incredibly grateful for this opportunity to get to know the rivers, mountains, and forests of eastern Idaho, and I am excited to learn all about the area.