Welcome, summer interns!
This summer, we are please to have two stellar summer interns, Nicole da Silva and Ronna Woudstra!
Nicole da Silva
Nicole is studying biology and environmental studies at Uvic. She is passionate about wildlife and conservation. Having grown up in Victoria, she is thrilled to be contributing to the environmental stewardship of the Victoria area while working for HAT.
Nicole on one of the first covenant monitoring site visits of 2019 (left) and with HAT's Land Protection Coordinator, Barb von Sacken (right)
Ronna is of Irish and Dutch decent and is currently residing in unceded Lekwungen territory, now known as the Shelbourne community. She is a recent University of Victoria graduate with a BSc. in Biology and a minor in Anthropology. Throughout her studies she focused on ecosystems, ecology, plant biochemistry, and how we as humans understand and conceptualize the physical world around us. In her extracurricular life she is a soccer player, pianist, painter, and a disc golf enthusiast who finds joy in being outside and exploring nature with her dog, Lily.
Ronna with HAT's Stewardship Coordinator, Paige Erickson-McGee (left) and removing Scotch Broom from a restoration site (right)