Jesse Brewer ’22

Major

Molecular Biology

Project Title

USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station

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I participated in a virtual internship with the communications team of the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station through the Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) program. My primary activities included reading primary literature produced at the Southern Research Station, interviewing scientists about their work, and drafting articles summarizing their research findings for the USDA news site, CompassLive. This was an important task because it allowed me to share complex research findings with a wide audience by breaking them down into relatable and understandable terms. I gained a lot of knowledge and experience throughout this internship, particularly in my ability to communicate scientific research. As a pre-med molecular biology major, this skill will help me as I continue to interact with primary scientific literature throughout my career.



Internship Year

2021

Project Category

Biodiversity and Conservation

Organization(s)

USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station

Mentor(s)

Jennifer Moore Myers, Communications Team Leader, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station