Sophie Gaynor '12


Major: Biology, Mathematics
Hometown: Skokie, IL

My fellowship experience:
I gained experience in a wide range of research methods, including ecological surveys with which I was unfamiliar. I also was able to formulate my own research questions and design my own experiments, making me a more independent researcher.

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Sophie Gaynor '12

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name
Rogers Fellow in Environmental Studies

Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Studies
Columbia, SC

Aims of the Fellowship
I conducted various population abundance experiments on a local salt marsh fish (the mummichog). I also performed geometric morphometric analysis of mummichogs from different habitats. Finally, I conducted work on mummichog population genetics.

Faculty Sponsor
Craig Tepper, Biology