Alicia Lowe visited the Hopkins Lab as part of the National Science Foundation’s “Research Experience for Teachers” program in the summer of 2015. The program provides an opportunity for high school teachers to work in a laboratory setting and conduct research.

While visiting the Hopkins Lab, Alicia assisted graduate student Sydney Hope by analyzing data from wood duckling behavioral trials, focusing on calling behaviors. Alicia’s work is a portion of Sydney’s examination of the effects of incubation temperature on behavior in wood ducks.

Alicia is a teacher at Franklin County High School and instructs Biology, Ecology, and AP Environmental Science courses. She holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from California University of Pennsylvania and has five years of teaching experience. Alicia is currently working towards a M.S. in Biological Sciences through Clemson University.