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Announcing Our 2024 Conservation Interns



Published March 21, 2024

Join us in welcoming the newest members to our conservation team: Sophia Zuccala ’26 (left) and Emilia Neyer ’26 (right). Zuccala and Neyer have been a part of the botanic garden team since 2023, Zuccala beginning as a botanic garden work study student in the spring of 2023 and Neyer beginning her work with us as a curatorial work study student in the fall of 2023. They have both become integral members of our student workers and we are thrilled that they will be stepping into the conservation intern role, taking over for Avery Maltz AC ’25 and Daun Lee ’24.  

Since stepping into their new roles at the start of the semester, they have already been exploring local wetlands in seeking plants as part of our partnership with indigenous land stewards and training for rare plant surveys in the growing season ahead. And on the horizon they will be traveling to field sites in Virginia and around the region to follow up on multi year projects started by previous conservation interns.