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About Harvard University

Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636. With world-class faculty, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a diverse group of talented students, Harvard is more than just a place to get an education. Together, we strive to create an environment that values diversity, promotes an inclusive culture, and establishes a profound sense of belonging for each member of our community.


Darin Butz Foundation Research Internship at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

May 2019 - July 2019 Boston, MA
“The Arnold Arboretum is one of the world’s most comprehensive and best documented living collections occupying over 250 acres. . During my 10 week experience, I had Elizabeth Spriggs as my research mentor who focuses her research on phylogeography and recent evolution of the chestnuts and ashes (Castanea and Fraxinus) the iconic, but severely threatened, North American trees. My research objective was to analyze morphological traits and describe variability in the genus Castanea and understand trait relationships to observe the differences and similarities within species. During that program, I was exposed to using R to make a PCA of my data, while also learning more data analysis skills.”

Undergraduate Research Assistant

August 2020 Boston, MA
“I loved getting to know the lab's dynamics.”
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