Mariana Castaneda-Guzman – Social Co-Chair

Who are you? What do you do?
Hi, I am an MS student working on computational analysis on cryptic wildlife diseases, currently focusing on Chronic Wasting Disease in white-tailed deer.

What’s your favorite aspect of your research?
I enjoy coding in R and being able to create epidemiological models 🙂

Your favorite Blacksburg activity!
A new birdwatching aficionado. The best places I have been to so far are Heritage Park and Whitethorn by Kentland Farm.