Second-year Environmental Science graduate student Beatrice Arce was offered a Water Quality Data Management Internship by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Directorate Fellows Program in Anchorage, Alaska this summer! She will be developing a protocol for managing water quality data that makes data discoverable, publicly accessible, and facilitates its use in resource management decision making. She discovered the internship by applying through the Hispanic Access Foundation's MANO Project. To learn more visit www.manoproject.org/dfp.
This internship is particularly relevant to Beatrice, as her thesis focuses on impacts of urbanization and climate change on sediment yield and water quality in the North America. Beatrice received her B.S. degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2018. She is now studying under the Department of Geography and the Environment's hydrologist Dr. Feifei Pan at UNT. Her future career goal is to work for a water resource planning and management agency in the public sector as a hydrologist.