Hello! I'm Kelly. I'm a junior biology major at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. My hometown is St. Louis, Missouri where I live with my parents, an ancient dog and an obnoxious, paper-eating cat. My favorite animal is the beluga whale. I love to hike, bike, and swim. I hope to do some of those things this summer. I have also made it my goal to learn to cook without accidentally burning, breaking, botching or otherwise bungling anything.
I'm really excited to be a part of the Echinacea Project this summer! My first week in Kensington is just now coming to a close. I've had a wonderful time and I already feel like I've learned a ton about both Echinacea plants and the prairie ecosystem as a whole. For my independent project, I hope to study flowering phenology in several of the remnant populations. There's a great crew of people here this summer and I can't wait to meet everyone else who works on the project.