Our Interns


  • Ilys – May 2024
    In my first couple of weeks I’ve done more of the less outdoorsy part of conservation. I went […]
  • Jaron May 2024
    Hello everyone! For my second year as Boone County Conservation districts summer intern my first […]

Summer 2024 Interns:

Jaron Cooper

Hello Boone County! My name is Jaron Cooper and am happy to be returning as one of the summer interns for the Boone County Conservation District. This is my second time being a summer intern for the district. I’m entering my senior year of my undergraduate at Eastern Kentucky University getting  my degree in Wildlife Management with a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. I like to fly fish and hike. As a Boone County native I’m happy to be working for the county and give back to the natural places that made me who I am!


Ilys Anderson

Hi my name is Ilys Anderson!! I graduated from Hanover College last May with a degree in Biology with a double minor in Environmental Science and History. I’ve always had a love of everything outdoors from being by the ocean in California, to skiing and swimming in the mountains of Idaho, and playing by creeks and in the forests of Kentucky. Being able to work with BCCDKY this summer will give me amazing experience and skills needed for beginning my career in wildlife or conservation biology, while also working with an amazing group of people!! If I’m not in the office or out at our new property, I’m usually working at the local Y lifeguarding or teaching kids how to swim or swimming for myself!!

Ava Reed

My name is Ava Reed and I am a senior at Cooper High School. I am super excited to be interning with the conservation district! I hope to study Conservation and Biology at Morehead State University next year, and I know the BCCDKY team will have me stepping in the right direction. In my free time I like to go outdoors, work on my ceramics projects, and show horses.


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