The time I’ve spent with the Kenai Watershed Forum has been one of the most eye–opening experiences of my life. I came to Alaska to gain a better understanding of fisheries management while also trying to grow my professional network and resume. The Stream Watch program provided me with all of those opportunities. 

KWF was full of surprises. I was able to spend some time helping with water quality sampling, fish trapping (and fishing at the sites), as well as spending time working with KWF’s summer camp. All of these experiences introduced me to many different career avenues that I hope will help me professionally. 

The Kenai Peninsula has become one of my favorite places on the planet. My first day of work was spent on the Russian River and I immediately fell in love with the fiddlehead ferns and massive rainbow trout. 

I regretfully have to go back to school but, to the future interns and visitors, prepared for one of the best summers of your life.