Kayelyn's Fieldwork Research

$1,490 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 20 months
Hey Family & Friends!

I'm Kayelyn, a current PhD Student in Marine Science at North Carolina State University. 

For my dissertation, I will be conducting research on coral reef soundscapes in the marine protected areas offshore of Key West, FL within the  Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Here is a link to my research website  https://cmast.ncsu.edu/soundscapes/research/integration-of-soundscapes-and-coral-reef-surveys-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-of-fknms-management-zones/

Throughout my academic and research career, I have esteemed to become a lead scientist in the areas of reef fish ecology and conservation.  As an African American woman scientist aiming to achieve my doctoral degree, I hope to inspire other women minorities to get involved in higher education in the STEM sciences. I plan to achieve this personal goal by creating my own non-profit organization in the future, which facilitates networks for participating in research and obtaining scholarship opportunities.

My goal is to raise $2000 to cover boating expenses by May 15th. Raising this money will go directly towards my research expenses (boat rental, boat fuel, docking fees, dive safety equipment, etc.) and will help me pursue my doctoral research. I am still waiting to hear back from three funding grants this summer, however until then I am funding myself to pursue my dream job. 

I will be eternally grateful for any funds raised! Also, I will happily and openly share my progress in the field in May so you know exactly how impactful your personal donations are towards my doctoral degree!

Many Thanks,
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Kayelyn's Fieldwork Research has reached 52% of its goal.

Thank you so much to all my close friends and family who encouraged me to do this! Just started this yesterday and I am halfway to my goal already!

I decided that I will do my first Facebook Live of the boats you all helped me to rent, I have to rent two to get to all 8 of my sites! Please continue to share with others, this is an inspiring process for me and for all graduate students achieving their research goals and degrees! Many Thanks!!
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$1,490 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 20 months
Created March 27, 2017
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19 months ago
Gina Bracks
19 months ago

Praise God for much success in your studies!

Jamal Wilson
20 months ago

STEM GEMs are important in inspiring our next generation of female (and male) scientists. Keep up the great work!

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