Shannon Walsh, MS student in the Burns lab, just learned she has received funding from the Ralph Schreiber Fund of the Los Angeles Audubon Society to help fund her project. Shannon is working on Spotted Towhees on the Channel Islands. These islands are offshore of southern California and harbor many endemic avian taxa, but few of these have been studied genetically. Shannon has some really cool results so far, but this funding will allow her to include critical missing data. Congrats Shannon!