I thought to myself if I put off writing this last blog post I could keep the summer going a little longer, unfortunately I don’t think that is how this works. So I would like to dedicate my last post to the people who made this summer so amazing.
Oregon Sea Grant:
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of this program. The experience I gained working with a federal agency has opened my eyes to many new career possibilities and has given me a more well-rounded perspective on research.
In particular, thank you to Mary, Sarah, Haley, and everyone else at OSG who made this possible. Thank you for being so open and supportive throughout this summer. I hope we will stay in contact in the future, you really are some wonderful people and I appreciate all of the work you put into the program to make it as engaging and valuable as possible. Haley, thank you for putting in the extra effort to get to know us. Having you there to ask questions to was also very helpful.
Ted DeWitt: Thank you first and foremost for putting in the request to have an intern. I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve been able to spend at the EPA and I’ve learned so much. You have been a great mentor and I’ve appreciated all of your advice and support.
Jody Stecher: This summer you were my go-to-guy about this project. You took the time to make sure I fully understood all of the concepts we needed to know, genuinely wanted me to excel in the work we were doing, and truly cared about Katie and I. Thank you so much for being a great mentor and an amazing person.
Darryl Marois: Thank you for taking the time to help me through some of the data analyses and spending a lot of time to make sure things were straight forward for Katie and I. I knew I could always go to you with any questions and you would do your best to help me figure them out. Thank you for everything.
Nate, Lauri and Cheryl: I would really like to thank all of you for your help and mentorship this summer. You weren’t working on the same project I was but you still took time out of your day to give me valuable advice and mentorship. Nate, I really enjoyed working on the cockle experiment with you, I hope the paper turns out well. Lauri, thank you for holding the professional development workshops and looking over my resume. I really value your opinion and you went above and beyond to try to help us interns. Cheryl, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to give me career advice, I really appreciate it.
Summer Scholar Interns:
You are all amazing people. Thank you for the unforgettable summer and I can’t wait to see what awesome things you all accomplish.
One final thank you. This summer has been unbelievable.