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Erica Scarpitti

Year in STEP: 2018-2019

Major: Earth Science

Signature Project Category: Undergraduate Research

Favorite Aspect of STEP: I used my STEP experience to collect data for my research project at 4 natural history museums throughout the western United States. I arranged to work in the private collections and was able to increase my sample size significantly. This experience has allowed me to form connections with museum personnel for graduate school and catalyze the progress of my research project. I also got the opportunity to see an area of the United States I've never been to and do independent fieldwork. My favorite aspect of STEP was planning my trip through the STEP Domestic Travel class and forming a relationship with my STEP mentor.