photo by Kathryn Mercier
Breaking molds in Biogeography
Evelyn joined the Carnaval Lab in April of 2022. She is currently in her final year in undergrad for her bachelor's degree in Biology at the City College of New York. In the lab, her project focuses on how the phylogeography of two South American birds, Pipra fasciicauda and Basileuterus culicivorus, can help understand how different species respond to climate change. She is currently a fellow at the CCNY Climate Policy program. In the future, she hopes to continue her work in molecular biology and genetics, as well as to learn more about how biodiversity is impacted by climate change.
Mariam joined the Carnaval Lab in April of 2022. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Biology at the City College of New York. She joined the Carnaval Lab in April of 2022, and is currently working the phylogeography of South American birds as a way to investigate past connections between the Amazon and Atlantic Neotropical forests. Her interests rely on molecular biology and specifically genetic studies. In the future, she hopes to apply the research and technical skills gained during her time in the lab to work as a genetics counselor. She is also part of the advisory board in the City College Academy for Professional Preparation (CCAPP), a CCNY program sponsored by the state of New York with the goal of supporting talented under-represented students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and health-related fields.