Zoe Hert

Scholarship Awarded: 
Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund Rising Explorer Grant

Congratulations to Biology and Lewis Honors College junior Zoe Hert, who was awarded an Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund Rising Explorer Grant!

Zoe, a Chellgren Fellow, will use her grant to fund fieldwork in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar, researching the microbiome and parasitome of wild lemur species.

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.

“Despite being one of the most popular majors at UK, I have always felt part of a community with my fellow Biology students, whose talent and passion always inspire me to explore new opportunities and ideas,” she said.

Host Country: 
Madagascar