Bio: PhD student entering the fourth year in the Biology department at Penn State. Research broadly focused on population genetics and on the development of computational tools to analyze genetic sequence data. Previous work includes the testing of theoretical models of molecular evolution in fruit flies. Field experiences include sitting behind a computer desk.
Jeff Kerby – National Geographic Scientific and Photographic Grantee, PhD student
Bio: Nearing the end of an ecology PhD from Penn State University. General focus on climate change ecology, aerial census methods using drones, and large herbivore ecology in seasonal environments. Field experiences in Mongolia, Greenland, Suriname, and much of eastern Africa. Experienced nature and expedition photographer currently working on several projects with National Geographic.