Nick Guarino
Invasive Species Management Intern

Nick's internship focus was twofold: he documented and researched invasive plants and compiled a guide to invasives for future identification and eradication purposes. It wasn't all computer-based however, as he also worked on eradicating Russian olives in the park and assisted with pond maintenance, trail clearing, summer camp, and wigwam construction.

2013 Interns & Fellows

Kelsey Ransick
Dabbs Woodfin Fellow

Kelsey Ransick, the 2013-2014 Dabbs Woodfin Fellow, recently graduated from the University of Delaware with an MA in history and museum studies. She has a BA in History and Art History/Arts Management from the University of San Francisco.


Kelsey worked with us until June 2014, completing a variety of projects, including collections care, object cataloging, website design, research,archival organization, and a number of other tasks. She also functioned as the Assistant Camp Director for our Summer Discovery Camp in 2013. To read more about her projects, visit the Woodfin Fellow blog.

Jessica Shahan
Chester Water Authority Environmental Fellow

Jessica designed hands-on, quality educational programs that complement the biological and environmental resources found in the park. While in the office, Jessica wrote outlines for future programs, researched outdoor education techniques and philosophies, and worked on background materials for our ongoing habitat conservation and restoration projects.


Out in the park, she was most likely to be found with a pair of binoculars, leading bird and nature walks and keeping track of Newlin's resident and migratory birds. Jessica has a BS in Biology and BA in Environmental Studies from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She is currently completing her MS in Biology from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

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