Wilson Acuna

Wilson Acuna

Tufts University, 13, Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation Biology
Borough of Manhattan Community College, C’11, Associate’s Degree in Science, with Honors
The School for Field Studies, Queensland, Australia

Current Employment: Visitor Services Staff and Educator, Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary

Big Dream: Born in Colombia, Wilson’s goal is to impact the world's understanding of the negative effects of over-development and population growth on living organisms. He would like conduct research that brings focus to the environment and its preservation.

Leadership Activities:

  • Inductee, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of Community Colleges
  • Dean’s List, BMCC
  • Dean’s List, Tufts University
  • Academic Excellence in Science Award, BMCC
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Tufts University
  • Teaching Assistant, CUNY Star Program, BMCC
  • Research Intern, Summer Scholars Program, Tufts University
  • Peter Jennings Scholarship, BMCC
  • Artist, “A Living World out of Paper Tissue: Wilson Andres Acuna’s Paper Arthropods”, Tower Gallery at Tisch Library, Tufts University