Amanda Peters is a junior Biology and Environmental Science double major, with a Chemistry minor. This is her first year at the GIS lab, and she is very eager to begin working in the lab. Her career goal is to become a veterinarian and work with either small animals or marine mammals. She also belongs to the Toll Research Fellows, and spent this past summer researching the anti-predator behaviors of ruby-throated hummingbirds. The previous summer she was able to intern with NOAA at Elkhorn Slough in California, and had the opportunity to study everything from southern sea otters to Olympia oysters. She has externed at the Smithsonian’s Environmental Research Center, and will be traveling to the CDC in Atlanta over fall break. In addition to research, she is also am the secretary of Best Buddies, an organization that helps further adults in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is also involved in HOSA, and is helping to start the new Washington College chapter of the interdisciplinary environmental honor society, Kappa Alpha Omicron. She is very excited about the opportunities offered through the experience of working in the GIS lab, and is looking forward to a great year as a new intern.