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Andrea Weber

Andrea was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. She spent many years enjoying hiking, camping, fishing, and catching snakes and insects. She was fortunate enough to move to beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado eight years ago, where she can enjoy these activities even more. Andrea is currently attending Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, where she is studying and working towards going to the University of Wyoming for Wildlife Biology. She plans to continue her hard work in the field and in the office, in hopes of one day becoming a Wildlife researcher. 

Caihong VanderBurgh

Caihong moved to the United States three and half years ago from China. She is currently living in Westminster, Colorado. This spring, she earned her Associate of Science degree from Front Range Community College Westminster. She will be attending Metro State University this fall and plans to major in biology, which she loves. Caihong loves to go hiking and biking with her dogs in the mountains.

Moana Sato

Moana grew up in Hawaii where she swam around and danced hula until she finished her Early Childhood Education degree at Kauai Community College. Moana moved to Denver and began her studies at the Community College of Denver. After taking a few classes in biology and calculus for pre-nursing, Moana was eager to learn more in the STEM fields. She is excited for the new knowledge to be gained from the RECCS internship. 

Joseph Gomora

Joseph (Joey) is studying at Front Range Community College Larimer Campus. Joey’s area of study is Geology and he will be applying to Colorado School of Mines and CU Boulder to transfer in fall of 2016. Joey grew up in Southern California, and lived in many different places, but Colorado is the best fit. With some of the most unique geology in the world right in his backyard, this seems to be a great place for someone who has been obsessed with rocks and minerals. The more he learns the faster his interest grows.

Marianne Blackburn

Marianne has been a student of Community College of Denver and will be transferring to the University of Colorado Denver in the fall to study biology. She grew up in North Carolina but has lived in Denver, Colorado for the last three years. She has recently started exploring more of Colorado and looks forward to many more hikes and wildlife sightings. 

Savannah Bernal

Savannah was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. She currently goes to school in La Junta at Otero Junior College where she is a student athlete on the golf team. She will be receiving an associates of science in the spring of 2016. When not in school or playing golf, she works at the SpringSide Cheese Shop as a sales associate, which is located in Pueblo. In her spare time Savannah enjoys camping, fishing, drawing, hiking, and swimming. 

Margaret Baker

Margaret grew up in San Antonio, TX and moved to Colorado four years ago, where she has graduated from Front Range Community College with an A.A.S. in Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources. She will continue on to Colorado State University in the fall to complete her Bachelors degree in Environmental Communication. When not working with the RECCS team, she enjoys cooking, hiking, rock climbing and playing with her two dogs. 

Lisa Arvidson

Lisa was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. She attends Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado. After graduation, she plans on studying environmental communication or environmental economics at Colorado State University. Lisa has always had a love for the environment and nature, and would like to better it as much as possible. She loves hiking and spending a lot of time with her family.  Throughout the summer she will be looking at extreme daily maximum temperatures, around Colorado, in order to determine if there is a climate change signal.