My name is Angie Ayala and I grew up in Lafayette, Indiana. I’m going to be a junior at Purdue University and I recently switched my major from Animal Science to Wildlife. Prior to this internship, I had no experience in field work and research. One of the main reasons why I decided to participate in the REEU program was to learn about the possible job occupations within the natural resources field. I am looking forward to working alongside the professors and graduate student mentors and gain valuable experience.