Lauren Losito

Northern Illinois University

 

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Hello, my name is Lauren Losito! I graduated in May from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Biology. My favorite classes were Animal Behavioral Ecology and a Birds and Mammals course that allowed us to venture around nature preserves to see hawks, foxes, deer, and many more common to the region. During my time at NIU I participated in two internships. The first was in DeKalb Illinois and focused on agriculture, working specifically with corn plants in greenhouses and open fields. I was able to work in the lab helping with inoculates to spray on plants and collecting samples of infected plants. Later I participated in the Disney College Program in Orlando Florida. Here I worked in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and got to express my love for conservation daily. Teaching guests from around the world ways they could help reduce waste, recycle, or give back was incredible and led to them becoming Wilderness Explorers and Conservation Heroes! I have always loved sea turtles and dreamed of working with marine life. I enjoy scuba diving and was able to dive with green sea turtles and loggerhead sea turtles while in Florida. I’m excited to begin another adventure at Sea Turtle, Inc!