Summer 2023

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Summer Student Profile: Alyssa Kocsar

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Hello, my name is Alyssa Kocsar. I'm a third-year student at Mount Royal University majoring in biology. I am interested in pursuing a career in research or veterinary medicine. I'm passionate about animals, and I love being outdoors. I am always looking for a new adventure on horseback or hiking in the mountains. This summer, I've been given the opportunity to work with the Miistakis Institute on their amphibian eDNA project. We have surveyed wetlands around Calgary and taken eDNA samples to determine what amphibians live here. So far, I've learned so much about conservation and the environment, and it has been amazing to be a part of this incredible team!