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meet our 2016 intern Rachel

Rachel editing groundwater contours for a monitoring well network
meet our 2016 intern Rachel

A geographic information systems (GIS) internship was a natural fit for Rachel, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in GIS at the University of Minnesota. This summer, she assisted Barr’s water resources staff on projects ranging from raw data creation and data analysis to data cleanup and figure creation. She also collected digital site-specific information while auditing cover crop status in western Minnesota.

“I appreciated the talent of the people I worked with and their willingness to help me learn new skills,” she said. 

Rachel credits her internship with providing valuable experience in her field—and offering opportunities in other areas as well.

“I also strengthened my project management and communications skills, which will be invaluable as I transition from academics to the professional field,” she said.