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Kelly Nail

Former Staff and Students

Kelly Nail

Graduate Student

Kelly Nail is excited to work in the Monarch Lab as she pursues her PhD in conservation biology. As an undergraduate at St. Olaf College, she majored in mathematics and biology. Kelly also spent a year researching Mongolian paleoecology and has completed field work in the forests of Southern India. After graduation, she spent the next few years teaching high school biology in rural Mississippi. Currently, Kelly is working on mechanistically modeling monarch butterfly migration using physiological data determined from lab and field work. She especially enjoys working in the Monarch Lab because of the strong scientific outreach component, both through MLMP and Monarchs in the Classroom.


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