My name is Isabella Welch and I am a Career Discovery Internship Program (CDIP) biology intern at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, Massachusetts. I come from a small family composed of my mom, dad, and twin sister. When I was little we moved around quite a bit, starting in Oregon then moving to New York, Japan, and finally to Chicago, Illinois. Moving from place to place, along with my half Chinese and half American background, gave me an appreciation for diversity and a great respect for cultural differences. Now as I am preparing for my third year at the University of Delaware, I am fully aware of where my diverse experiences are leading me: to more different experiences like my position as an intern at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.At Great Meadows I am lucky to be working outside all day, every day. While pulling spotted knapweed and water chestnut can be tedious, I am grateful for this experience and will try hard to remember everything I have learned – from the many invasive and native plants to the way a refuge system functions. I don’t even think of my internship as a job; I think of it as a learning experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.