Valeria Izeppi joined IEC in June, 2022 as a seasonal intern. Valeria assists with IEC’s Long Island Sound monitoring programs, including weekly surveys in western LIS as well as surveys in Little Neck Bay and Manhasset Bay in support of the Unified Water Study. Valeria’s main responsibilities include sonde calibration, sample collection, sample filtration, data entry, and TSS analysis. A student at Rutgers University, Valeria is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry. Prior to interning with IEC, Valeria also completed an internship with the Raritan Headwaters Association in Flemington, NJ. In her free time, Valeria enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and baking cookies.