Madeline Juffras


Madeline Juffras, from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, will graduate from the University of New Hampshire in May 2019 with a bachelor of science degree in environmental science and a minor in wildlife and conservation biology. Her research was inspired by a class she took with her research mentor, Dr. Ruth Varner. Madeline became interested in wetland science, and through her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship she was able to focus full-time on learning more about it, including fieldwork in a wetland. Madeline points out that the challenges during the project ultimately helped her become a better scientist. She decided to publish in Inquiry to gain unique experience in writing and publishing about her own research work. Madeline plans to attend graduate school in environmental science and feels her research experience will give her a head start in knowing what a long-term research project entails.