DaRin Butz Foundation Research Interns

DaRin Butz Foundation Research Interns

The DaRin Butz Foundation Research Internship Program at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University gives undergraduates in the life sciences a unique opportunity to experience research from start to finish while gaining training and connections among scientific colleagues. Spending ten weeks at the Arboretum during the summer, DaRin Butz Interns conduct and present research and participate in activities with the other interns.

2017 Interns
Ashley Bang

Ashley Bang

Brown University – 2019
DaRin Butz Intern in the Templer and Hutyra Labs

Ashley Bang is an undergraduate at Brown University studying Geology-Biology. She worked on the ‘Air Pollutions in Urban Ecosystems’ project in the Templer and Hutyra Labs. Originally from Hong Kong, Ashley is interested in studying the shift in ecosystem interactions and functions that have been caused by anthropogenic activities.

Juliet Bramante

Juliet Bramante

Harvard University – 2018
DaRin Butz Intern in the Hopkins Lab

Juliet Bramante is a Harvard undergraduate working in the Hopkins Lab. Juliet helped to identify cis regulatory changes responsible for color variation in Phlox drummondii.

Vivien-Chen

Vivien Chen

Boston University – 2019
DaRin Butz Intern in the Holbrook, Templer and Hutyra Labs

Vivien Chen is an undergraduate at Boston University studying Earth and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Biology. Vivien worked in the Holbrook Lab to determine whether a correlation exists with phloem size and ploidy in three species of white magnolias. In the Templer and Hutyra Labs, she studied the effects climate change has on nonstructural carbohydrates in hardwood trees.

Jess Leslie

Jessica Leslie

UMass, Amherst – 2017
DaRin Butz Intern in the Hopkins Lab

Jessica Leslie is a recent graduate from UMass Amherst, where she was a Biology major with a certificate in Civic Engagement and Public Service. She is interested in plant-insect interactions, plant adaptations, and plant speciation. Jessica worked in the Hopkins Lab.

Sruti Pandey

Sruti Pandey

Boston University – 2020
DaRin Butz Intern in the Holbrook Lab

Sruti Pandey is an undergraduate student at Boston University studying biology. She worked with Dr. Losada in the Holbrook Lab and is quantitatively studying the vascular system of transgenic Nicotiana plants using confocal microscopy.

Asa Peters

Asa Peters

Connecticut College – 2019
DaRin Butz Intern in the Wolkovich Lab

Asa Peters from Newton, Massachusetts is a sophomore at Connecticut College studying botany and music technology. He is interested in botany, ecology, and also ethnobotany. Asa worked in the Wolkovich Lab.

Emily Rosa

Emily Rosa

Sonoma State University – 2018
DaRin Butz Intern in the Zieminska Lab

Emily Rosa is from Northern California currently getting her undergraduate degree at Sonoma State University in Environmental Studies and Planning with minors in Biology and Geography. Emily worked in the Zieminska Lab.

Jack Smith

Jack Smith

Harvard University – 2019
DaRin Butz Intern in the Friedman Lab

Jack Smith is a Harvard undergraduate studying Environmental Science and Public Policy. Jack worked in the Friedman Lab exploring plant morphology and development.