Sophia Pelletier: Marine ecology on the Maine coast

A photo of Sophia Pelletier
Photo courtesy of Shannon O'BrienSophia Pelletier

In summer 2022, Sophia Pelletier served as an undergraduate research assistant in the lab of professor Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Pelletier, who lives in Davis, California, graduated from University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, fish, and conservation biology. She is now applying to graduate programs in marine ecology.

Pelletier wrote about her UMaine experience as an undergraduate at the Darling Marine Center, which allows students from Maine, the nation and the world the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience.

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