Hello! My name is Alexis Lyons, but everyone calls me Alex. I am a Wildlife major at Purdue University and will be a senior this fall. I have attended the Purdue Wildlife Practicum, a 5-week intensive fieldwork practicum and I have experience with bird banding, small mammal trapping, vegetation surveys, and more.
I decided to participate in the REEU internship because I have a passion for teaching other people about animals and the environment, and am interested in careers involving extension with people that have learning disabilities. I have ADHD and it has been a fundamental aspect of my learning and education. I know the struggles of growing up with ADHD and how it can negatively impact the learning process, especially if the subject is not interesting or engaging.
Going forward, I am excited to undergo the research process and explore ways to educate others about natural resources that are engaging and informative.
Included are some pictures of me doing some activities during practicum and recreationally.