MaryCatherine graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Conservation. In the Hopkins Lab, she worked with graduate student Sydney Hope on a project related to incubation temperature and the early development of Wood Ducks.

Prior to joining the Hopkins Lab, MaryCatherine worked with Dr. Brian Brown in the Biology Department where she assisted in conducting research on crayfish and their responses to branchiobdellid worm densities. She also held an internship with Kleinfelder’s Environmental Sciences & Engineering group out of their Charlotte, NC office.

MaryCatherine is the second in her family to graduate from Virginia Tech. Her dad, Paul, graduated in 1985 with a degree in Engineering Science & Mechanics (ESM). Other than being a dedicated Hokie, MaryCatherine’s favorite pastimes are hiking, running, and reading.