In her blogpost, Camile encourages fellow YES! students to apply for the YES! GGI program (a.k.a YES! 2.0). She explains that the bootcamp taught her how to help DNA barcode reptiles collected by her mentor Nicole F. Angeli (Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow) for a conservation genetics study of reptiles and amphibians on the Puerto Rican Bank in a GGI funded project.
The Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) program is a career immersion and science communication program for youth. YES! GGI interns spent 12 weeks during the summer and fall of 2016 building their science and communication skills, working side by side with scientists working with DNA in the National Museum of Natural History’s genomics laboratory, and doing independent research projects using the technology of genomic science.