Hi, my name is Hannah Mirando, and I graduated from Montauk Public School in 2014. I thought it would be nice to give a little update about what I am doing now, after being pushed to pursue my interest in science by teachers in Montauk's science program. I’ve loved nature and the outdoors since I was very young, and always have had a particular interest in birds.
At this point, I am a junior undergraduate at Cornell University, pursuing a major in Environment & Sustainability and a minor in Education. During my time here, I’ve worked on several research projects at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
I am mainly interested in studying bioacoustics (the noises that animals make) and evolution. My research has brought me worldwide, including places like the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona, the rainforests of Eastern Australia, and the coast of Patagonia, Argentina. After I graduate, I would like to get my Master’s Degree and have a job that helps me share my love of birds and nature with others.
Hannah recorded the sounds in the articles below
Hannah also wrote several articles for the local Audubon society. See the articles below.