Aditya Sastry is a Junior at the University of Maryland and is pursuing a degree in Biodiversity & Conservation biology. He is passionate about Wildlife conservation and aspires to work with similar minded people to mitigate the effects of global and climate change on wildlife and other life on earth. Aditya has had the opportunity to work with Dr. Zarin Machanda, who does Chimpanzee research for the Kibale Project in Uganda. He is assisting with her research by working on a project that examines Chimpanzee tool use in the wild. He has also had the opportunity to work in Dr. Erica Glasper’s Animal and Human Relationship lab at the University of Maryland. During this opportunity, he helped conduct a project to further understand the effects of stress on the relationships formed between animals. Recently, he has developed an extreme interest in Geographic Information Systems and has decided to pursue that as a minor degree to help assist him in his future career.
Intern Year(s): 2021
Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters
Program: Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP)
Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service