Past Interns

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2013

2013 JISAO summer interns

L-R: Michelle Serino, Daniel Bazemore, Laura Migliaccio, Makie Matsumoto-Hervol, Daniel Gutierrez, Delilah Dougi

Daniel Bazemore, University of Northern Colorado
Understanding dynamic and microphysical interactions in cirrus clouds.

Delilah Dougi, Fort Lewis College
Analyzing the amount of carbon being released and stored within the Upper Missouri River System.

Daniel Gutierrez, Texas A&M University
Studying Sockey salmon with the Alaska Salmon Research Program.

Makie Matsumoto-Hervol, University of Wisconsin
Field collection and lab analysis of Orca whale scat.

Laura Migliaccio, Clark University
The effects of ocean acidification on pteropods.

Michelle Serino, Millersville University
Correlations between ocean heat flux and cloud anomalies in the North Atlantic.


2012

2012 summer interns

Standing: Isabel McCoy, Ricky Vargas, Bianca Santos, Abby Ahlert
Kneeling: Karimar Ledesma Maldonado, Shirley Leung

Abby Ahlert, University of Maryland
Characterization of nanoplastic marine debris using flow cytometry

Karimar Ledesma Maldonado, University of Puerto Rico
An analysis of solar radiation in the northwest United States for photovoltaic installations

Shirley Leung, University of Pennsylvania
Ocean heat uptake and surface warming variations during future climate change

Isabel McCoy, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Examining stratocumulus properties over the Southeast Pacific

Bianca Santos, Stony Brook University
Studying the effect of temperature and diet on the growth of coho salmon in Alaska

Ricky Vargas, Rutgers University
Synoptic control of precipitation over the Cascade mountains


2011

2011 interns

Standing: Rachel Pausch, Jake Zaragoza, Vivian Underhill, Dennis Negron-Rivera
Kneeling: Theresa Edwards, Karissa Lear

Theresa Edwards, Willamette University
Two months with the wildlife in Alaska

Karissa Lear, Clark University
Studying impacts of ocean acidification on zooplankton

Dennis Negron Rivera, University of Puerto Rico
Atmosphere and ocean variable along the Washington coast

Rachel Pausch, University of Miami
Collecting and analyzing whale scat in the San Juan Islands

Vivian Underhill, University of Colorado
Sea ice distribution in the Bering Sea

Jake Zaragoza, Gonzaga University
Reconstructing past tropical climates 


2010

2010 JISAO interns

L-R: Cole Perkinson, Kyle Thomas, Angel Adames, Nikki Marschke, Alex Kowaleski, Korita Humphries

Angel Adames-Corraliza, University of Puerto Rico
JISAO Research Intern: Understanding aerosol properties over the American continents

Korita Humphries, Claflin University
JISAO Research Intern: Studying the effects of atmospheric chemistry on climate change

Alex Kowaleski, Davidson College
JISAO Research Intern: Static stability in global climate models

Nikki Marschke, Drake University
JISAO Research Intern: Diets of Pacific herring

Cole Perkinson, Reed College
JISAO Research Intern: Aluminum concentrations in water collected near undersea volcanoes

Kelsey Powers, University of Washington
JISAO Research Intern: Collecting and studying orca whale scat

Kyle Thomas, Texas Southern University
JISAO Research Intern: Biological processes of sediment in lakes, bogs, and oceans

Olivier Borely, France
Climate Impacts Group intern: Analyzing coastal wind and climatology


2009

2009 JISAO interns

L-R: Daniel Hernandez, Alyssa De La Rosa, Laura Vogel, Justin Perry

Alyssa De La Rosa, University of Texas, El Paso
NCAS/JISAO Research Intern: Measuring CO2 levels in the ocean

Daniel Hernandez, Humboldt State University
NCAS/JISAO Research Intern: NOAA diving center

Justin Perry, Morehouse College
NCAS/JISAO Research Intern: Chemistry in the marine boundary layer

Laura Vogel, Columbia University
NCAS/JISAO Research Intern: Analyzing ice core samples from the Antarctic

Karen McKinon, Harvard University
NOAA Hollings Scholar: Climate change attribution


2008

Angel Adames-Corraliza, University of Puerto Rico
NCAS/JISAO Research Intern: Analyzing the presence of black carbon on Arctic snow

Kelsey Powers, University of Washington
JISAO summer research: Applying knowledge of chemistry to ocean


2007 - 2001

Melanie Null, University of Washington
JISAO summer research 2007: Analyzing seawater samples for nutrient content

Dondra Biller, University of California, San Diego
NOAA Hollings Scholar 2006: Determining concentration levels of trace metals in the ocean

Jamie Smith, DePaul University
JISAO summer research 2004: Exploring hydrothermal vents

Angie Opiola, DePaul University
JISAO summer research 2001 and 2002: Studying hydrothermal plume activity