Welcome Claire, Matthew, Christian, and Andrew! This summer we have four college interns sponsored by Cohasset Wharf that will be working with us on our various projects. For the last few weeks they have been preparing for the start of summer programs by calibrating lab and field equipment, practicing research protocols, and getting familiar with local data collection sites. We are excited to have them and looking forward to all they will bring to CSCR! Thank you Cohasset Wharf!
Claire Gabel grew up in Watertown, MA and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College in May 2022 with a Five College Certificate in Coastal and Marine Studies. As an Environmental Studies major, Claire is interested in climate change, human impact on local ecosystems, marine plastic pollution, and environmental education. Previously, she worked with PhD candidates from UMass Boston and UMass Amherst on an NPS and USGS sponsored project studying the biodiversity on the Boston Harbor Islands.
Matthew Tobin is from Milton, MA and is a rising junior at UMass Boston. His interest in environmental science started back when he took an introductory class during his senior year of high school at Milton High. After taking a few college classes on natural Earth systems, environmental policy, and statistics, he is now an Environmental Science major. Matthew’s prior experience includes measuring chlorophyte in the Boston Harbor and studying erosion and potential ecological changes. His main interest is in oceanography, which he hopes to explore more in the future.
Christian Hudanich grew up in Norwell, MA where he attended Norwell High School. He is now a rising sophomore at Dartmouth College pursuing human centered and sustainable design. Christian is an Eagle Scout and in 2019 he completed a project that included the installation of mason bee houses on town conservation land. He previously participated in annual river herring and horseshoe crab population monitoring with North South River Watershed Association (NSRWA) and was the recipient of Zoo New England’s Young Conservationist award for his work. He also interned at MIT’s Sea Grant Laboratory, analyzing the molecular composition of river herring to evaluate population health in recently restored local waterways.
Andrew Hoadley is from Cohasset, MA and graduated from Cohasset High. He is now a student at Bowdoin College and is interested in studying how climate change is affecting our oceans and getting a better understanding of what this means for us. Prior to this summer Andrew was a Co-Leader of Marjot Grant, focused on researching the correlation between eelgrass and sediment type. Additionally, he has worked on experimenting with different techniques for field data collection, as well as using drones and machine learning.