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Sarah Dunn

Sarah is a fourth-year student at the University of Minnesota studying fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology with minors in wildlife care and handling, and environmental policy and management. In high school, she was the president of the National Honor Society and a member of student council. She was also the captain of the competitive speech team, a six-year state participant, and state champion of humorous interpretation. Her love of chimpanzees brought her to the science world. Currently, she is conducting a UROP project with Dr. Michael Wilson, studying chimpanzee community interactions in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. She also has a passion for travel and sustainable development, which led her to do an internship at an elephant sanctuary in Mondulkiri, Cambodia in summer 2022. Her goal is to work with the Jane Goodall Institute and implement conservation strategies that better the lives of animals and humans all over the world. Sarah joined the Acara Changemakers freshman year and now works with IonE’s International Energy Partnerships as a project assistant. She values creative thinkers in science and has loved being a part of a diverse, goal-oriented team that makes change. In her free time, she enjoys listening to Broadway musicals, going on hikes, and eating crab rangoons.