2020 Internships

Addressing the Impacts of Wildfire on Water Resources

Mentors: John Sanderson, Rob Addington, Kerri RollinsMark Platten

Intern: Kristin Leger, Warner College
Location(s): Northern Front Range

Characterizing Melon Quality

Mentors: Sastry JayantMichael BartoloMarvin Reynolds

Intern: Connor Henderson, College of Engineering
Location(s): San Luis Valley and Rocky Ford Research Centers

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Mentor: Susan Baker

Intern: Amy Blom, College of health and human sciences
Location: Front Range

Reducing Wildfire Risk to Colorado Homeowners

Mentors: Jude BayhamRobin Young

Intern: Christine Dimke, College of Ag Sciences
Location(s): Throughout Colorado in communities partnering with the Wildfire Research (WiRe) Team: Grand, Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Delta, Gunnison, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel

Ute Learning and Ethnobotany Garden

Mentor: Susan CarterDoreen Martinez

Intern: Anthony Bellucci, College of Ag Sciences
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado

Community Asset Mapping

Mentors: Jenia HooperMerielle Stamm and Cary Weiner

Intern: Tara Atwood, Warner College
Location: Denver

Building the Civic Capacity of Colorado Communities for Community Driven Change

Mentors: Patti SchmittDavid MacPheePaula Yuma

Intern: Virginia Smith, College of health and human sciences
Location: Fort Collins (with limited travel around the state)
Location: Fort Collins with statewide ranch visits

Wild Horse History and Management

Mentors: Leisl Carr ChidersRetta BruggerDessa WatsonLinda Masters

Intern: Hailey Doucette, College of Liberal Arts
Locations: Fort Collins with some travel to Grand Junction and Meeker

Holistic Grazing Business Model

Mentors: Robin YoungPaul EvangelistaEthan Proud

Intern: Pratyoosh Kashyap, College of Ag Sciences
Location: Archuleta County
Location: Organic Agriculture Research Station at Rogers Mesa, Hotchkiss
Location: Denver

Produce Safety

Mentors: Cristy DiceMartha SullinsMarisa BunningJeannine Riess

Intern: Chelsea Didinger, College of health and human sciences
Location: Front Range (with opportunity for statewide travel)
Location: Routt County
Location: Golden Plains Area
Location: La Plata and Montezuma counties
Location: Southwestern Colorado Research Center, Yellow Jacket, CO
Location: Denver

Pollinator Citizen Science Outreach

Mentors: Lisa MasonTim AstonBoris KondratieffJill Zarletsky

Intern: Sarah Viders, Warner College
Location: Arapahoe County, and Fort Collins

Social and environmental dimensions of prison agriculture

Mentors: Josh SbiccaBrian KaileyKurt Jones

Intern: Becca Clark-Hardgreaves, Liberal Arts
Location: Fort Collins, Chaffee, Logan and Freemont Counties

Ranch Financial Benchmarking and Education

Mentors: Daniel MooneyLogan HoffmanJenny Biermann

Intern: Michelle Spencer, College of Ag Sciences
Location: Fort Collins, CO (with opportunity for travel)
Location: Fort Collins (with travel to Peaks and Plains Region)

Low-Cost Soil Moisture Sensing and Database Integration

Mentors: Allan AndalesReagan WaskomJay HamAnsley BrownJoel Schneekloth

Intern: Rustin Jensen, College of Engineering

Intern: Luke Stark, College of Engineering
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Location: Archuleta County

Avian Health

Mentors: Heather ReiderRagan Adams

Intern: Taylor Reiter, DVM Class of 2023

Location: Statewide

Disaster Animal Preparedness

Mentor: Ragan Adams

Intern: Caroline Wollman, DVM Class of 2023

Location: Statewide

Range Cow/Range Metrics

Mentor: Frank Garry

Intern: Cody Petro-Sakuma, DVM Class of 2023

Location: Statewide

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