Splash Biography

MALLORY THEURER, Explorer of Nature and the Arts

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I graduated from Florida Atlantic University December 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, and Certificate in Environmental Science. I am an avid adventurer and can often be found looking for snakes and salamanders. Last summer I went to the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona with the Yale Peabody Museum. I am currently working as a museum assistant in the department of vertebrate paleontology in the Yale Peabody Museum. My passions also include art and I paint and sculpt often.

Past Classes

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S4258: Forensics in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 11, 2020)
Love watching Investigation Discovery? Intrigued by Dexter, Bones, or CSI? Take this class to learn about the science behind solving murders and other crimes. We will discuss chemical instrumentation and analytic techniques used by professionals in this enthralling field.

C4149: The Life Cycle of an Oreo in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
What happens to food after it goes in but before it goes out? Join us to learn all about the science behind eating! From the science of hunger to the diabetes epidemic, this course will cover a broad but insightful scope on the process of digestion, nutrient absorption, and health.

E4161: Questioning Our Fish: Insight into Seafood Sustainability in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
Imagine a menu with "cheetah steak", "panda bear soup", and "elephant stir fry"...people would be upset and want to know where these meats came from. Now imagine a menu with "bluefin tuna", "orange roughy", and "Chilean seabass". These marine species are just as endangered as the more charismatic mammals; however, people don't question where their seafood is coming from, leading to depletion and ecosystem destruction. This class covers how the fishing industry works and what we can do as consumers to support sustainability.