Spotlight: MOLSAMP Research Intern, Brandon Adeshakin

Learn more about this stellar student research intern!

Get to know Brandon Adeshakin, who was a summer research intern for MOLSAMP! Learn more about this program and the application process by visiting the Undergraduate Research page:

Name: Brandon Adeshakin 

Year: Senior 

Major: Biology 

Minor: Environmental Studies 

Hometown: Columbia, MO 

College/University: Truman State University 

Research mentors and departments: Dr. Damon Hall at the Mizzou School of Natural Resources 

Research emphasis: “Throughout this summer I have been looking at the State Wildlife Action Plans within the historic range of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. I have been analyzing the actions, threats identified, and species of bees mentioned within those SWAPs, and then quantifying that information to see what our governments are doing in response to the declining bee populations.”

Favorite part of the MOLSAMP experience: “My favorite part of the program was meeting and getting to know other MoLSAMP students. In doing that I was able to mentor some of them by sharing my path through undergraduate research and helping them form their own path and plan for the future.” 

Image courtesy of Brandon Adeshakin