Previous Interns

2017 Jug Bay Interns

Chuck Hatcher
Born and raised between the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers, Chuck Hatcher has taken pleasure in the wonder and bounty of these waters all his life. Camping, fishing, and hiking with his wife Bev are just some of his interests. Chuck also enjoys caving in the Appalachians. Having recently attained his Master’s in Conservation Biology from Green Mountain College, he looks forward to making an impact, great or small, in the preservation and conservation of wetland, riparian, and estuarine ecosystems. Chuck’s research project will be to establish a continuous monitoring program at the Sanctuary for the North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis).

Meghan Petenbrink 
Meghan Petenbrink just completed her Associate’s degree at Anne Arundel Community College and is transferring to St. Mary’s College of Maryland in the fall to pursue a major in Environmental Studies. At the community college, Meghan was the President of the Biology and Environmental Science Club as well as working with the Environmental Research Center on campus. She enjoys playing ice hockey with her dad and brother in her spare time. Meghan will be examining the role of sediment retention by Hydrilla at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary


2016 Jug Bay Interns

Yasmine Hentati
Yasmine has just graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Environmental Science & Policy. Her concentration was in Wildlife Ecology & Management. She was very involved on campus as a tour guide, a member of the marching band, and a teaching assistant. In terms of research, Yasmine has been conducting deer management research with Howard County and is passionate about ungulate and carnivore ecology in Maryland. This summer at Jug Bay, Yasmine will be surveying deer and determining a deer population density in the Sanctuary, as well as hopefully doing some carnivore monitoring.

Newly Developed Protocols: Small Mammal Surveying - Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Final Report: White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Monitoring and Population Density at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jorah Fawn Reinstein
The daughter of a gardener, Jorah hails from the Pacific Northwest, where she worked as a gardener and nanny before moving to Maryland to pursue a master’s degree in landscape architecture.  She is currently studying conservation of small wetlands along utility rights-of-way.  This summer, she will be participating in seed bank research in support of vegetation management planning at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary.

Final Report: Managing for pollinators: Cultivating expression of the herbaceous seed bank in a coastal plain meadow