Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Meet Our Scholars

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Max J. Gotts
Princeton University

Max is an ecology & evolutionary biology major at Princeton University who is dedicated to the intersection of evolution and conservation. Evolutionary conservation aims to manage ecosystems for the future, understanding all the ways in which we impact them. He has done work in Kenya on wildlife connectivity, in Costa Rica on sea turtle recruitment, and remotely on models for evaluating the evolutionary consequences of conservation plans. This summer, he will work in Panama to investigate sympatric speciation in poison-dart frogs to help understand the origins of biodiversity. Max loves to hike, climb, and sit quietly in the woods.