Lena Farley, Branco Lab

I am a rising sophomore at Pomona College, in Claremont, California. I was born and raised in Brooklyn and first found my love for nature within the confines of the borough. My favorite spot is Prospect Park, especially the dog pond. In my free time, I create art and go on walks around the city. I am majoring in Environmental Analysis following the Biology track, and also have a strong interest in history, especially art history. I am working with Professor Branco, studying the coastal resiliency of Jamaica Bay. Prior to participating in BUEE, I explored the natural world while farming on a permaculture coffee and macadamia nut farm on the Big Island of Hawai’i. I also worked at the River Project on the Hudson River as a Marine Biology intern during the summer of 2019. Experience working outdoors is extremely valuable to me, and I am very grateful to be able to continue to do so while researching with Brooklyn College.

    Dvorah Nelson

    Program Intern/Assistant

    Dev Nelson graduated in 2021 from the Biology program at Brooklyn College. She has been highly engaged in research during her time at Brooklyn, participating in research on C/N composition of mangrove swamps in the Blue Carbon laboratory in Melbourne, Australia, and working with the Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory at Brooklyn College on a project tracing mammalian survival, extinction and recovery in the fossil record.  She recently participated in the NSF-funded REPS research program in the laboratory of Tony Wilson, working on a project developing molecular tools for studying adaptive immunity in nearshore fishes, and plans to pursue a graduate degree in ecology and evolution.

    • Location: 411NE