Itasca State Park, Minnesota 2019
Jessica is a first generation college student and Latina in STEM. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Connecticut, Storrs. Jessica is passionate about understanding how environmental factors and parasites impact organisms. She is currently working with the Knutie Lab investigating parasite-host interactions in eastern bluebirds and tree swallows in northern Minnesota.
Photo by Edwin Minnick