Caroline Kittle is joining ForestGEO as an intern based in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. She is a senior at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA completing a degree in Applied Global Conservation. In the Spring of 2017, she was introduced to the network as a ForestGEO practicum student with Erika Gonzalez while studying at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, VA. There, she helped gather and organize data on tree growth and daily weather, as well as helping with the creation and installation of dendrobands in the ForestGEO-SCBI plot. Caroline will be working with the Director, Stuart Davies, to collect data regarding tree species present in the Asian plots.