Hannah McClean has gone above and beyond the call of her mentorship at VIMS, where she volunteered with the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERRVA).
During her mentorship with the CBNERRVA Education Program, Hannah coordinated a new series of public Discovery Labs. This task required scheduling speakers, constructing displays, and creating educational activities. In addition, Hannah took on a blue crab observation study in the Education lab and helped care for several aquaria.
Hannah was an extremely diligent volunteer, always up for any work and always excited to be at VIMS. She helped out with the general education program as well as with Teacher Collection Trips, summer camps, and school field trips even when they were during her free time or weekends. While applying to college at William and Mary, Hannah showed true loyalty to anything and everything VIMS. She rounded out her high-school career by competing in the Blue Crab Bowl, leading her team to a 2nd-place victory. She is knowledgeable in many areas of marine science, and we could not ask for a more enthusiastic volunteer.