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2018 Kenan Summer Fellow Featured in Duke Today: Saving Hummingbirds

andrea kolarovaAndrea Kolarova, 2018 KIE Summer Fellow, spent her three-month fellowship in the Western Andes Cloud Forest of Colombia studying the country’s amazing diversity of hummingbirds working to determine the variables putting certain species at risk of extinction. Kolarova worked throughout the summer with her Duke faculty mentor, Stuart Pimm. Their research received national attention coverage when as a result of a New York Times reporter who accompanied Andrea into the field. “Even though my research is narrow in scope” reflected Andrea, “I take great pride knowing that my efforts will lead to assisting animals at risk. Like Dr. Pimm, I am passionate to dedicate my life to improving the planet for the next generation.”  Read Kolarova’s Kenan Summer Fellowship blog.

Kolarova’s continued work is featured in Duke Today with a story and video. (see the full story)


Kenan Summer Fellows spend a summer exploring—in a variety of ways—the answers to the question: What does it mean to live an ethical life? A Summer Fellow might design a project at home or abroad, implement a community-based intervention, compose a musical, volunteer with an NGO, write a play, or curate an art exhibition. Summer experiences can and do provide a thoughtful, novel perspective of how to live an ethical life.