From The Skidaway Scoop

Three new summer interns have started work at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.

Kathryn Savidge is no stranger to many here on campus. The daughter of Skidaway Institute faculty members Bill and Dana Savidge, Kathryn and her twin-sister, Helen, spent many years romping around the woods and marsh surrounding the campus and the aquarium when they were younger. Kathryn is now a rising sophomore at Susquehanna University where she is majoring in graphic design. She is working at the aquarium.

Chrissie Brady is also working as a summer education intern with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. She is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Georgia. She plans to graduate with two degrees — in wildlife and fisheries, and mechanical engineering.

“My goal is to use my unique skill set to integrate robotics into wildlife management,” she said.

At school, she is transitioning into her new role as the president of the UGA chapter of the Xi Sigma Pi National Forestry Honor Society. During the 2014-2015 school year, she was selected as a Public Service and Outreach Student Scholar, and had the opportunity to work with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, to create a short, self-guided education program to be used on the Jay Wolf Nature Trail. Chrissie also volunteers with the Girl Scouts and the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind.

Nick Sinks is working on the oyster hatchery program in the Shellfish Laboratory. He is a rising senior at the University of Georgia, majoring in wildlife and fisheries biology. His hobbies include bird watching, fly fishing, camping and “anything else outdoorsy.”

“I decided to intern over the summer because this was a project that was within my area of study,” he said. “I knew that it would give me valuable experience in my field of interest.”