Ms. Ayanna Butler is working on a project that aims to identify the discharge rates of methane in man made reservoirs located in the Amazon rainforest. She is also studying the effects of methane on the reservoirs ecosystem. She is motivated by the conviction that, as a society, we need to understand how climate change affects our ecosystems in order to implement preventative measures to create a positive change not only for ourselves, but for others and future generations.
After graduating from Howard University in 2021 with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ms. Butler would like to attend graduate school and obtain an environmental science based Ph.D. She loves working with plants, wildlife, and to travel. She enjoys gardening and has interned at an animal sanctuary in Grass Valley, California.