Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Ashley Destin! Ashley has been awarded the Marjorie Benedict-Holman Scholarship. The scholarship benefits undergraduate single parents.
Currently, Ashley is finishing a Biology major at Eastern Washington University. She recently completed research on Size Scaling in the Skull of North American Felids as Adaptations for Prey Acquisition with Dr. Judd A. Case. This comparative study explores the relationship between skull morphology and general body size among felids (house cat, lynx, puma), mustelids (minks, weasels, badgers), and canids (foxes, coyotes, wolves); with a focus on North American felids, as it relates to prey acquisition. Ashley is pursuing her dream of studying domestic cats, and cats as a whole. This scholarship will allow her to present early research on tick transmitted parasites and feline red blood cells.