Hi, I am Samantha. I am a Hoosier by birth (from Indiana) but a Florida girl by heart. I attend Palm Beach Atlantic University, a small school in South Florida about an hour north of Ft. Lauderdale. When I started school I had every intention of becoming a pharmacist. During my sophomore year, I procrastinated studying for a massive test by watching 6 straight hours of “Expedition Great White” on the Discovery Channel and realized that something had to change. After much researching I discovered that my school offered a combined concentration Environmental Science, Botany, and Field Biology degree and I found my calling. I soon fell in love with the Everglades and have been given the opportunity to conduct research in Lake Okeechobee related to the restoration of this amazing wetland. This summer I will be working with the Indiana Dunes Wetland Restoration Team 2.