Erika Joseck graduated from Virginia Tech in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal and Poultry Sciences and a minor in Biological Sciences. She began volunteering in the Hopkins lab in August of 2014.

Erika was a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) in the lab.  She also assisted graduate student Jennifer Wagner on a study dealing with Zebra Finch offspring phenotypic development under various incubation temperatures and feeding conditions. Erika worked with graduate student Molly Thompson on a project investigating the effect of agriculture and mercury on juvenile Snapping Turtle phenotype and embryonic development.

Prior to her time in the lab, Erika has spent time as an Animal Keeper Intern at the Reston Zoo and a Herpetologist Assistant at the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. She was also an avid roadie on the Virginia Tech Cycling Team.