Carly Karrick

Scholarship Awarded: 
Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund Rising Explorer Grant

Congratulations to Biology and Spanish senior Carly Karrick, who was awarded an Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund Rising Explorer Grant!

Carly will travel to Madagascar in summer 2021 to collect fecal samples and behavioral data to contribute to an ongoing project regarding endoparasite diversity in wild lemurs.

She credits Associate Professor of Biology Dr. David Weisrock and Biology Ph.D candidate Mariah Donohue for serving as mentors during her time at UK.

"I love the inquisitive nature of science and the ways that research pushes both myself and the scientific community in general to discover new things," Carly said. "After coming to UK, I really fell in love with the Biology department due to the quality teaching and innumerable research opportunities."

Host Country: 
Madagascar