Biology Success Stories
Colton Wilson (Biology, 2020)
Colton graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. During the summer of 2018 he was a summer intern at Muskingum University studying grassland birds at the Wilds. Although Colton enjoyed the experience he always knew that he wanted to become a physician. Upon graduating, he took a gap year to organize his application effort and rejuvenate. Colton is now enrolled in medical school at Ohio University in Athens.
Jolyn Shunk – (Biology, 2019)
Jolyn was a biology major who had a passion for assisting people. During the summer of 2017 she served as an intern working with the Muskingum grassland bird research team. Subsequent to this experience, Jolyn developed a keen interest in occupational therapy and obtained numerous shadowing hours in clinics and rehab centers. Upon her graduation Jolyn enrolled as a student at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia pursing a doctoral degree in occupational therapy.
Camille Walker – (Biology, 2018)
Camille graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology. During the summer of 2016 she served as a summer research intern with the grassland bird research group at the Wilds. Camille knew fairly early on that she wanted to be a large-animal veterinarian. Upon graduating Camille worked for a stint at the zoo in Washington D.C. Upon completion of this job she was accepted into the veterinary school at Virginia Tech University where she is pursuing her doctor in veterinary medicine.
Anna Sharier – (Biology, 2018)
Anna had an interest in field biology and botany from the beginning. During the summer of 2016 she served as an intern with the Muskingum grassland birds research team at the Wilds. When Anna graduated she was hired as a public safety dispatcher at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia where you obtained experience in law enforcement, EMS, search and rescue, and fire dispatch. After two years in this position, Anna has taken another public safety dispatch position in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming starting in August 2021.
Amanda Logan (Biology, Environmental Science, 2021)
Amanda graduated with degrees in biology and environmental science. She assisted with the grassland bird research project at the Wilds during the summer of 2018. Upon her graduation Amanda has moved to Florida and has accepted a position with Hillsborough County as an Environmental Lands Management Technician.
Donny Ingold – (Biology, 2020)
Donny was a biology major who had an affinity for field work. During the summer of 2017 he assisted the grassland bird research team at the Wilds. During the summers of 2018 and 2019 he served as a field intern at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado studying flowering plants under the guidance of former Muskie Dr. Amy Isler. Upon graduating Donny took a gap year to consider various graduate schools. Donny is now pursuing a M.S. degree at Kent State University in Botany.
James Muncie (Biology, 2022)
Jay cared for animals in the animal room while at MU. Approached me about doing research studying circadian rhythms and together we developed a project looking at the effects of disruptions to circadian rhythms on the early development of Chinese mantids. Currently works as an animal lab technician at OSU’s University Lab Animal Resources in Columbus.
Lexe Starr (Biology, 2021)
Lexe is enrolled in the Physician Assistant’s program at Marietta College
Karlye Hensley (Biology, 2021)
Karlye is enrolled in the Physician Assistant’s program at Marietta College