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Sergio Redondo

Sergio Redondo

“At first, I was a bit hesitant because it was far away from home and my family, but I wanted to take the risk and try something new,” Sergio Redondo recalled how he felt when he was considering the Frontiers Master’s Program.

Audra Huffmeyer

Audra Huffmeyer was completing tiger prey density surveys in the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park in Southern Nepal when two adolescent elephants stole her lunch.

In 2013, Audra Huffmeyer backpacked through Europe and parts of Asia, visiting over 20 countries. “Before attending Michigan, I lived in Nepal for five months.

Bryan Juarez

Bryan Juarez playing with a horned lizard (Phrynosoma) from Pisgah Crater, California.

Bryan Juarez initially dismissed the Frontiers Master's Program – for fear of venturing outside of California – until two colleagues encouraged him to embrace an unknown (to him) geographical landscape.

James Kupihea

James Kupihea explains his research at the retreat poster session.

James Kupihea was a film student making a nature documentary on trees, and while he was always interested in science, he found that he was extremely interested in the physiology and ecology of the trees.

Lizette Ramirez

Lizette Rarmirez

“During my summer at the Biological Station, I studied the effects of ultraviolet exposure on the coloration, morphology, and chemical composition of pitcher plants,” said Lizette Ramirez.

Naim Edwards

Naim Edwards

During his first summer as a Frontiers student in 2012, Naim Edwards surveyed two distinct forest stands: Forest Accelerated Succession Experiment (FASET) and AmeriFlux at the U-M Biological Station in northern Michigan.

Clarisse Betancourt Román

Clarisse Betancourt Román

Clarisse Betancourt Román grew up in Puerto Rico and studied Environmental Science at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus.

Beatriz Otero Jimenez

Beatriz Otero Jimenez

During Beatriz Otero Jimenez’s first summer with the Frontiers program, she worked at the Forest Accelerated Succession ExperimenT (FASET) and Ameriflux sites at the University of Michigan Biological Station.

Alexandria Moore

Alexandria Moore

Alexandria Moore, who is interested in conservation ecology and biodiversity, researched the fitness impacts that certain herbivores have on the common milkweed.

Marcella Baiz

Marcella Baiz

Marcella Baiz investigated the relationship between substrate size and antlion larvae who don’t “clean their plate,” known as partial prey consumption, for her summer research project at the U-M Biological Station.

Serge Fariñas

Serge Fariñas

Serge Fariñas discovered ecology as a career through an undergraduate program funded by the Ecological Society of America.

Theresa Ong

Theresa Ong

Theresa Ong worked with Professor Francesca Cuthbert at the U-M Biological Station during the summer of 2009 testing the anti-predator behavior of captive-reared endangered Piping Plovers of the Great Lakes region.

Senay Yitbarek

Senay Yitbarek

Senay Yitbarek's research has focused on the formation of patterns in real ecosystems, but this time through the lens of ants.

Rachel Hessler

Rachel Hessler

Hessler is interested in induced dispersal in response to seed predation. Her research design addresses the question, "Can heavy seed predation induce phenotypic plasticity in dispersal traits of a plant?"

John Berini

John Berini

John Berini spent his first summer in the Frontiers program working with Professor Phil Myers in the northernmost extremities of the Lower Peninsula.

Hannah Foster

Hannah Foster

Hannah Foster spent her first summer in the program looking at culverts as a mechanism for habitat fragmentation in crayfish populations at the U-M Biological Station in northern Michigan.