My name is easy to remember if you have ever watched the Americans sports drama Rocky, but for those who have not, it is Adrienne! A senior at the University of Washington, I plan to graduate with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Marine Biology. The marine sciences has always been my main focus, not only for the rigorous array of learning that goes into the field, but also the magnetizing sense of what has yet to be discovered within its vastness.
1. Where do you hail from?
Alexandria, Virginia located outside of Washington D.C.
2. What are your top 3 biggest adventures?
Coral Reef exploration seminar on San Salvador Island, Bahamas
Bailing water out of a small row boat with no plugs out on Waquiot Bay, MA
My everyday as an out of state student in Seattle, WA
3. What is the strangest food you have eaten?
Frog legs (they were delicious)
4. Have you had other intern/volunteer experience?
Ecological Society of America
Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team
Ten Thousand Villages-Seattle, a Fair Trade Non-Profit Organization
5. If you could travel anywhere, what would your dream destination be?
Midway Hawaiian Atoll and Bagan, Myanmar
6. Favorite breakfast item?
Scrambled eggs on a goldenly toasted bagel with a touch of cheddar
7. What did you want to be growing up?
A whale researcher
8. Your go-to song to sing in the shower?
You’re All I Need to Get By- Aretha Franklin
9. Favorite topic of discussion?
Big Bang Theory (the origin of the universe)
10. A favorite memory of my backyard:
Growing up in a major metropolitan city, I never had a traditional backyard. As an alternative, I spent my summers attending “Fish Camp” located on Wallops Island, VA at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. It was a 2-week marine science field camp where we spent our days trawling, identifying native fish species, morning dolphin watching, and laboratory lectures. Fish camp had me hooked!