Haley Epperly 2016 Summer Scholar Coordinator

Program: 2016 Summer Scholars Program Coordinator Fellow

Assignment: A 2015 scholar in our Summer Scholars program, Haley returned to help coordinate the 2016 program, which places undergraduates from all over the country in summer positions with natural resource agencies, labs and programs on the Oregon Coast. As a 2015 Scholar, Haley worked with Tommy Swearingen at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) looking at the human dimensions impact of the marine reserves. She conducted observational and survey research at Cape Falcon as well as compiled a literature review. She continues her marine reserves research at ODFW.

Education: Haley graduated from Oregon State University in June, 2015 with an Honors BS in Biology and an Honors BS in Bioresource Research. She completed her thesis on the riparian habitat use of the juvenile Pacific Treefrog. During her junior year, Haley spent a semester studying evolution, ecology and conservation in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Professional and Research Interests: Haley is working towards a career that combines wildlife conservation with the human dimensions aspect. This career choice was brought on by a love of working outdoors and with people from diverse backgrounds. Her future plans include returning to OSU sometime in the near future to pursue a Master's degree in Wildlife Science.