My Virtual Goodbye

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:07pm


Liv Krogermeier

With a little over two weeks left, I can’t believe this internship is almost over. As I have been moving forward in my individual project, I've been reflecting back on the statistics course we took at the beginning of the internship with Rob, and I haven’t realized how much time has gone by. Even though I wasn’t able to explore Idaho and the Snake River in person, this virtual internship will allow me to have a smooth transition when I return back to a hybrid of online and in-person classes at the end of August. While I wish I was able to have all of my classes in-person, I am fortunate enough that I will be able to return back to campus and see all of my friends. 

Over the past couple of weeks I have been working with Bryce to analyze all of the data from the South Fork Snake River Angler Survey and do some modeling and summary statistics in Rstudio. Rob was very helpful with writing some code to do the basic conversion of the SF data from the survey into R. Bryce has been immensely helpful in explaining all of the functions in Rstudio and walking through all of the script with me. Although I'm not very familiar with Rstudio and struggle with some of the functions, Bryce’s help has allowed me to become more comfortable with the data analysis and I’m very grateful for this opportunity to intern at HFF as I have learned some invaluable skills that I can take with me in my future. 

Along with all of the modeling and summary statistics, I have been working on finalizing my presentation for the Seminar Series next week where I will present all of the data we have collected and all of the correlations amongst the data. This past week I watched my fellow interns, Meg and Zack, present on their individual projects and it was intriguing to see what they have been working on during the summer and some different focuses of HFF. 

Both photos are from a trip I went on recently when I visited my brother. We went to Sunken Meadow State Park where we could hike and go to the beach.