Hello my name is Katelyn and I am very excited to start this new journey with everyone at EFTA! I have spent my entire life moving every three years as the daughter of a Navy Corpsman. My family and I have been all over the U.S. and have had the privilege of exploring many new cultures. Although my dad retired last year, I plan to continue traveling and exploring the rest of the world. I have always had a strong love for the ocean and animals. Surfing in Santa Barbara, walking alongside creeks in Pennsylvania, feeding moose in Maine, and spending humid summers on the Jersey shore are just just a few of the best memories I have had from exploring the outdoors. I am really looking forward to learning more about shorebirds throughout this internship and contributing to my community all while making new friends!