Max: I studied plants and algae while at UW because of my interest in biofuels. I have since become fascinated by salmon and their survival in this region. My interest in salmon led me to an internship doing spawn surveys for salmon redds. When I was hiking upstream one day I had a lightbulb moment involving UAVs and their obvious advantage over hiking upstream in identifying redds. I imagine a not-so-far-off future when drones autonomously survey redds and collect data over huge areas.