A native of the Capital Region, Paulina is a recent graduate of Siena College where she earned a B.S. in Environmental Conservation with hopes to begin her graduate studies in the near future. Her past work focused on studying the invasive plant species of New York State with the objective to direct research initiatives and communicate with public and private landowners to provide potential management solutions. Now, Paulina is excited to join PTNY as the Arthur V. Savage Intern. Outside of the lab and office, Paulina enjoys hiking, cycling, kayaking and long walks with her Chocolate Lab, Coco.