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Lily Olmo, UNC '20


Lily
Olmo

Cohort 4

Hometown: Wake Forest, NC

Major: Environmental Science, with minors in Marine Science and Geography

Research Interest: Ecology and conservation



Being a part of this program has transformed me into an advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.




current occupation:

Biological Science Technician, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS?

In the future, I plan to work for the conservation and restoration of ecological resources.


WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

I was drawn to the opportunity to be surrounded by students with the same passion for science that I have.


WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY?

My favorite CSS experience was presenting my research at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, CA with two fellow scholars from my cohort.

HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

My experience with CSS and my participation in undergraduate research has motivated me to pursue a career in ecological field research. Being a part of this program has transformed me into an advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

I conducted research on coastal fisheries ecology with Dr. Joel Fodrie at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences and sea turtle ecology as a NOAA Hollings Scholar with Dr. Jeffrey Seminoff in San Diego, CA.


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • CSS Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • NOAA Hollings Scholar
  • Buckley Public Service Scholar
  • Carolina Research Scholar
  • Graduated with Highest Honors