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When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


The Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Internship Program began in 2006. Below you can meet our current and past interns.
2012 Intern

Jared Garland
Jared graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's of Science. He majored in Environmental Education (K-6) with a minor in Forestry.

In addition to supporting the Nature Camp, Jared will be developing some interactive, interpretive displays and materials for our programs and fair booth, writing for the Habitat Herald,supporting the Annual Butterfly Count, manning the booth at fairs with other volunteers and helping with some habitat restoration activities.

You can read more about Jared in our blog posting.

Past Interns
    2011 2011
    Lydia Johnson
Lydia Johnson

Lydia graduated from the University of Maryland where she studied environmental science and policy.
Angela Zappala
Angela Zappala

Angela studied at at the University of Delaware focusing on wildlife conservation and entomology.
2010 2010 2009 2008

Erin Snook

Erin is a graduate of the University of Pittsburg with Bachelors in Environmental Studies & Political Science.

Emily Smith

Emily is a graduate of Hollins University in May 2009 with a BA degree in Environmental Studies.

Eleni Katsos
Eleni studied at Shepherd University pursuing a major in environmental science with a minor in resource management.

Kate Gentry
Kate studied biology and is getting her BA degree at George Mason University.
2008 2007 2007 2006

Joey Villaria
Joey was enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College pursuing a major in wildlife biology and a minor in writing. He has strong interests in tracking wildlife and making plaster casts of different species tracks that he finds.

Emily Bzdyk
Emily grew up in Round Hill. As a young child, she became involved with the LWC stream monitoring program, eventually becoming captain of her team. She attended St. Mary’s College and majored in Biology, with minors in Environmental Studies and Art.

Molly Darr
Molly was raised in Lovettsville, Virginia. Molly attended Virginia Tech and majored in Wildlife Science.

Rachelle Hill
Rachelle was Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's first intern. Rachelle completed her BS in Environmental Science-aquatic resources at Virginia Tech.