Six interns are working remotely this summer with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant staff and faculty on research, education and outreach initiatives. Summer internships with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are critical to enhancing environmental literacy and workforce development in the coastal region.

Kadie Beth Duncan is a rising senior at UGA where she is studying public relations and Spanish. This summer, she will be serving as one of the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s communications interns. She will be drafting and editing blog posts, updating the website and helping out on social media campaigns. Overall, she is excited to learn all about marine science research and how to communicate that to the general public. In her free time, Kadie Beth enjoys walking at the park with her dog, watching TV shows and cheering on the Dawgs!
Gabriel Rey, originally from Colombia, attends Stetson University where he is studying environmental science. He is passionate about technology and the ocean. This summer, he will be interning with the stormwater program continuing the work he started last year. He will continue helping implement green infrastructure and low impact development trainings and monitoring infiltration rates of low impact development projects in coastal Georgia. Gabriel likes to spend most of his time on the water; he is an avid surfer and advanced scuba diver.
Casey LaBar comes from a small town outside of New York City. She is a student studying Illustration for Entertainment with a focus in Scientific Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design. This summer, she will be serving as one of the UGA Marine Extension and GA Sea Grant’s communications interns. She will be working on an illustration project that includes drawings of fish, crabs, equipment and marine habitats that will help people visiting the coast of Georgia learn more about it. She loves animals and drawing, so being able to draw animals is a dream come true.
Ipsita Tingi, a rising sophomore, attends Princeton University where she is studying chemical and biological engineering. Using this degree, she wants to connect citizens to science, whether it be through innovative technologies or organizations. She is a Public Programs Intern, so she will be helping to teach, evaluate, develop, coordinate, and market the virtual programs we have this summer. Ipsita especially loves plants, camping, and learning about cultures, though she is excited to learn about marine sciences.
Sam Lance attends Washington University in St. Louis where she is a rising junior majoring in environmental earth science. She is specifically interested in metamorphic processes such as mountain building, glaciers and the rock formations they create, and field geology. Sam is working as a Water Quality Intern, so she will be tasked with creating lesson plans for students about freshwater wetlands and how they are impacted by climate change. She is drawn to teaching and helping others see why she finds the STEM field so fascinating
Raven Kern is a student at College of Coastal Georgia where she is studying character design. Her grandfather is a shrimper in Brunswick, so the coast has always been a big part of her life. This summer she will be working with the stormwater program where she will help organize information into spreadsheets making valuable data easy to find. Raven is extremely interested in marine life.