Elizabeth Brammer-Robbins earned a B.S. in Animal Science and a minor in Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University. She focused on equine breeding and reproductive physiology as well as endangered species conservation. In May of 2019, she was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and is now a first-year master’s student in physiological sciences. Elizabeth’s research focus is Florida Manatee reproductive health and gut microbiome function. The research project is still in the developmental stages. Her long-term goal is to investigate reproductive challenges faced by threatened or endangered species. Elizabeth hopes to be able to use her research findings to contribute to the conservation of these species. Outside of classes and research, Elizabeth spends her free time making functional ceramic art, getting together with friends to play volleyball, and exploring nature parks.