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Claire Scott

Claire Scott recently returned from a semester studying biology abroad in Wales. She is majoring in biology and minoring in music at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Art conservation is a career that she is excited to be pursuing, as it combines her passion for art with her love of scientific analysis and the perspective it can bring. She is a rising senior, and it is her second year in the SCIART biology group. Continuing her research from last summer, she intends to determine the minimum elephant ivory sample size usable for DNA extraction. The genetic information will be used to distinguish African elephant ivory from Asian elephant ivory. Currently she is working on an ivory sample from the Walters Art Museum as well as a sample from a Java Sea shipwreck kindly provided by the Field Museum of Natural History. At UMBC, Claire is President of the Biology Council of Majors, Captain of the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, and a member of the Honors College. Beyond her academic endeavors, Claire enjoys painting, generally all outdoor activities, and playing viola.