Farm Intern Sandra LaVigne

LaVigne_Sandra_Intern_Tomato“I was fortunate to come to Rutgers Snyder Farm as an intern my junior year. I am a returning college student with a background in the medical field. I have a wonderfully supportive husband and two little girls.

Because of my family, and especially the desire to see my girls grow up in a better world, I returned to school. Though my main focus is ornithology and conservation, as an Ecology and Natural Resources major, I have a broad range of interests related to conservation including the role that current agricultural practices play. Snyder Farm offered me a great opportunity to advance my hands-on knowledge and skills in many areas.

The Snyder Farm, as a working educational farm, advanced my knowledge in areas of resource conservation and production of sustainable agricultural products. I look forward to applying my intern experiences to a career as an environmental scientist.”

Education: Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Science

Field of Study: Ecology and Natural Resources

Internship: Snyder Research and Extension Farm