Aquatic and Marine Biology
In addition to being a very strong student, Jenna Palmisano has been incredibly active in a wide variety of academic endeavors. Jenna has been a Stetson Peer Instructor for several years, and for the past year has served as the lead SPI, supervising the efforts of 17 other peer instructors. For the past three years, she has been a Gillespie Museum guide and Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem intern, helping with the ongoing educational and conservation efforts at that site.
Jenna is a talented researcher, studying horseshoe crab ecology at Marine Discover Center and venomous snake biology at the Reptile Discovery Center. She received the "best student paper" award at the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation for her investigation of lizards as host of an invasive parasite.