kamya bates headshotKamya Bates is a senior from Houston, Texas, studying marine sciences on the pre-veterinary track. Through this Fellowship, Bates is interested in learning more about how current carbon emissions are impacting the local Florida marine ecosystems. In her professional life, she hopes to earn her Ph.D. in marine ecology and become a practicing aquatic mammal veterinarian. In her free time, she enjoys reading comic books, spending time with her sisters and cooking. 

“Personally, I am most excited about connecting with my peers within the environmental field and learning more about their stories and perspectives.”