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Riana Kernan (Habitat Restoration Intern, July 2012 – July 2013)

Riana Kernan graduated from a dual degree program in which she received a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz. As an intern, her duties included assisting in design and implementation of habitat restoration and stormwater management projects, leading volunteer work parties and educational creek walks, performing spawner surveys and smolt counts, aiding in grant writing, collecting and processing native plant seeds, assisting with native plant propagation and care, moving the native plant nursery, ensuring habitability of the intern house, and installing rainwater catchment and drip irrigation systems at the intern house and SPAWN office. She is currently finishing a Master’s of Engineering in Environmental and Water Quality Engineering at MIT and looking to pursue a career as a hydrologist upon graduation.