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Anna
Atencio

Cohort 1

Hometown: Trent Woods, NC

Major: Geology, with a minor in Marine Science

Research Interest: Salt marshes and oyster reefs



I am fully geared toward science and education, and it's possible I would have taken other routes without the influence of CSS.




GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL:

UNC-Chapel Hill (MS, Marine Science, 2018)


WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS?

My goal is to educate young people and adults about environmental issues and solutions through whatever means possible. I am currently an environmental educator and guide through Coastal Expeditions


WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

Financial support and research opportunities.


WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY?

I really enjoyed all the cohort community activities.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

I am fully geared toward science and education, and it’s possible I would have taken other routes without the influence of CSS.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

At UNC, I studied coastal geology with Brent McKee in Marine Sciences.


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 1st Place, Geology Undergraduate Research Presentations