Student profiles

Ruleo Camacho

Ruleo Camacho: Promoting coral reef health

A graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center received a Young Investigator Award Honorable Mention at the 9th Florida State University Mote Symposium in October. Ruleo Camacho, who is a pursuing a dual master’s degree in marine biology and marine policy, presented his thesis research, “Antigua’s Community Based No-Take Reserves: Developing a […]

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Tyler Carrier

Tyler Carrier: Invertebrate investigator

After Tyler Carrier took a course focused on invertebrates — an animal that lacks a backbone — during his first-year at the University of Maine, he was hooked. Carrier graduated from UMaine in May 2015 with a B.S in marine sciences. His honors thesis explored the interactions between sea urchins and alexandrium — a species […]

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Ginger Kieffer

Ginger Kieffer: From potatoes to politics

When Ginger Kieffer graduates from the University of Maine in May 2017 with a degree in political science, she plans to take her roots with her. Hailing from Caribou, Maine — the most northeastern city in the United States — the political science major grew up surrounded by potatoes and learned early on the economic […]

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Jade McGuire

Jade McGuire: Education major passionate about travel, volunteering

This time last year, Jade McGuire was living aboard a cruise ship with 600 other college students from across the country as part of a Semester at Sea program that took her to more than a dozen countries spanning four continents. McGuire, a fourth-year University of Maine elementary education major and honors student from Augusta, […]

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Hannah Morgan

Hannah Morgan: Exploring bioengineering

When Hannah Morgan, third-year bioengineering student at the University of Maine, was in 8th grade, she attended an event at UMaine that introduced her to the field of engineering. She was hooked. When she came to tour UMaine’s bioengineering department the summer before her senior year of high school, she knew her decision was made. […]

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UMaine interns at Avian Haven

Krystal Poulin and Alexandra Jimenez: Birds of a feather at Avian Haven

As a young child, Alexandra Jimenez followed around squirrels and cracked open nuts for them. Her desire to help animals is still strong. Today, the University of Maine sophomore from Montville is majoring in animal and veterinary sciences with a pre-veterinary concentration. At UMaine, much of her academic concentration has been on cows and sheep […]

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