2010 Scholar

Colin J. Carlson
University of Connecticut

Colin J. Carlson
Colin is a sophomore double degree student in ecology & evolutionary biology and environmental studies. His first scientific publication, on turtle feeding morphology, recently appeared in Herpetological Review. This summer he’ll collect data on plant morphology in South Africa. Colin enjoys participating in campus organizations such as EcoHusky and the Wildlife Society; off-campus, he directs a climate change project called the Cool Coventry Club. Eventually, he hopes for a career designing environmental policies based on conservation science. Colin can often be found playing cribbage and volleyball at UConn’s EcoHouse, practicing piano or kayaking and hiking with friends and family.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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