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Maria Moreno, Department of State Health Services

Department of State Health Services Internship Report I had the opportunity to intern for the Blue-Ribbon Internship program for the Department of State Health Services(DSHS) at the Region 8 office in the Communicable Disease Program during the fall of 2017, working under the Communicable Disease Manager Elvia Ledezma. This Report will describe the differences between […]


Alexis Baide, Forensic Anthropology Research Facility

  During the Fall of 2017, I conducted a research internship at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (FARF), a component of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS). My research consisted of analyzing the effects of burial age on disturbances seen on the ground surface. The results of this research will help bioarchaeologists determine […]


Shanna High, Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State

Internship at FACTS: A Histological Study of Monkeys Shanna High sbh433@gmail.com Introduction I conducted an internship at the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) in the fall of 2017 at both the Osteological Research and Processing Laboratory (ORPL) and the Grady Early Forensic Anthropology Research Laboratory (GEFARL) facilities. The goal of the work conducted […]


Paulina Acosta, Operation Identification

  Introduction In Brooks County, the bodies and remains of more than 500 migrants have been found since 2009 (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/04/us/texas-border-migrants-dead-bodies.html). Operation Identification (OpID) aims to facilitate the identification and repatriation of human remains found along or at the South Texas border through scientific analysis and collaboration with governmental and nongovernmental organizations. completed an internship with […]


Anna Provenzano, Rainforest Partnership

Rainforest Partnership: Saving the Rainforest one Community at a Time anprovenzano@gmail.com Introduction I conducted an internship at Rainforest Partnership (RP), a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas from May to December 2017. RP is dedicated to ending the effects of deforestation in the Amazon basin by partnering with indigenous communities to develop their own sustainable products […]