Bonnie Turek


Bonnie Turek, from Richmond, Rhode Island, came to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) to pursue a bachelor of science degree in environmental conservation and sustainability with minors in environmental resource economics and geospatial analysis. During her junior year, Bonnie attended a presentation by PhD student Alexandra Evans about using drones for research and was so intrigued that she reached out to find out how she could get involved. She completed her research through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program in 2019. In the process, Bonnie earned her remote pilot license and says that flying drones was a lot of fun, but sometimes nerve-racking. She heard about Inquiry during her SURF experience and was encouraged to submit her research by her graduate student mentor. In the fall of 2020, Bonnie will begin graduate studies, with the ultimate career goal of a position in the field of natural resource sciences or resource management that will allow her to use both traditional fieldwork and geospatial/remote-sensing skills.