Elizabeth and her IQP team worked together to explore the feasibility of a reservation system for Cadillac Mountain. By gathering data on fee compliance and visitor time on the mountain, and conducting visitor surveys to understand the effect a gate would have on traffic flow and visitor experience, she and her team were able to help create solutions to a problem with which the park had been struggling.
To Elizabeth, learning to work with different group dynamics while utilizing the different strengths of her teammates to complete tasks was the most valuable part of her experience. She also appreciated the opportunity to make a positive impact on a real problem faced by Acadia National Park.
- Overloading once per term beginning in my freshman year to gain valuable time management skills.
- Completing service projects as part of Alpha Phi Omega.
- Entering into the medical field.
- Possibly attending medical school or taking an engineering position in a medical-related field.