Chronicle of a Young Conservation Champion

Posted: May 16, 2017 at 9:35 am

Anna Reid, a Junior majoring in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Applied Global Conservation, just won the top prize at the College of Humanities & Social Science Research Symposium for her work on the analysis of coyote activity around waste disposal sites and management implications.

Each spring, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts an Undergraduate Research Symposium, open to all undergraduates with a major in the College who want to showcase their research and creative activity.  Students working on research projects (course research or independent research) under the supervision of a Mason faculty member are eligible to participate.

Students may apply to present their work in the form of a poster or oral presentation. Faculty judges select award winners, and winners receive monetary awards in addition to formal recognition at a reception following the event.

Anna knew from a young age that she wanted to study conservation and make it her life’s work. She remembers her youth as being filled with watching Steve Irwin, rescuing frogs and salamanders from the pool, and going on nature hikes with her dad.