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Journee and Alexa(:


Who am I?

My name is Alexa Wiegand and I am currently a Freshman at the University of Wisconsin Lacrosse.  My mind has been on wanting to become a Dentist since second grade.  I am currently attending UW-La Crosse to major in Biology with a Chemistry and Spanish minor.  I hope to achieve this goal within four years while also studying a semester abroad to a country whose primary language is Spanish, Spain being my first preference.   After my four years at UW-La crosse I hope to attend Dental school.

    On top of the world with my roommate

What do I like to do?

I have lived in Green Bay, WI for the last thirteen years, therefore it is easy to say I am a huge packers fan.  Though my parents do not have season tickets, we often get offered to tag along with friends. This offer can never be turned down.  Watching football, basketball and volleyball in general are some of my favorite things to do.  I have played volleyball for the last seven years, participated in the Bellin Run (5k) the last ten years in a row and am currently training to run my second half marathon, The Cellcom, which will take place in Green Bay the weekend after I finish my second semester here at Lacrosse.

Supporting the Pack

What did I reasearch?

After being given this project for Organismal Biology 203 it was quickly decided between my awesome and I which topics were more interesting to us and which ones we wanted to research.  The topics I decided to research were the Life history and Reproduction of Pseudosquilla ciliata, Interesting facts and Journee and I both worked on the Interactions with other species and Classification page together.


Why did I choose Pseudosquilla ciliata?

One of the main reasons I chose Pseudosquilla ciliata is becuase I have heard many stories about this species breaking through glass holding tanks in both resturaunts and homes.  I did not know much about this species before deciding to do research and do the website on it.  After spending hours researching and reading articles on Pseudosquilla ciliata I cannot say that I have gotten tired of learning about crazy new things this species can do and the complex structures it has.  I hope you had as much fun reading about our organism as we had researching it!


Who am I?

My name is Journee Hutchcroft and I am a freshman here at UW-Lacrosse and currently enrolled in the course BIO 203. At this point in my life, I am majoring in Biology with an undecided minor to in the long run pursue a career dealing with Dentistry and Orthodontics.  I hope to achieve this in a maximum of four years and then furthering my education by earning my D.D.S. at a graduate school in the Tristate area.  I have been shadowing and living in the dental office for as long as I can remember which has impacted my outlook on my future; Like my dentist, I hope to improve oral education by teaching at local colleges and working in impoverished areas with Doctors without Borders.  Many people ask the question ‘How can you look at teeth all day?’, but the answer is simple; after having braces and being involved with the dentist for as long as I can remember, I have pictured myself in this specific career choice and nothing else.

What I like to do?

With coming from Potosi, a town of less than 700, I have always been actively involved in my community.  I have been on four mission camps with my church community with which I have created many great memories I wouldn’t change for the world. Along with this, I have volunteered at my church nursery for the past eight years and have been a huge part of the Sunday School Program. Every summer, I find myself coaching summer soccer of volunteering with the different summer school programs. Ask anyone, Potosi is surrounded by woods; and because of this I have grown up being the woods doing anything imaginable like hunting morals, deer hunting, and fourwheeling.  My family is very close with nature, so whenever the weather allows we are always outside passing the time with the things we love.  

Why did I pick this organism?

Growing up, I have always had an aquarium in my bedroom, and believe it or not, I had once had a few mantis shrimp.  When we were given this topic, it was fate that a mantis shrimp was one of the choices.  I never knew much about them, but the further in depth I got with my research I was intrigued with how fascinating they seemed to be.  I hope after you finish reading this, you’ll find them as fascinating as I did. And maybe you’ll even consider having one someday in the future, but a fair warning, they are pretty dangerous!


What did I research?

Freshman year has been crazy, and it’s even crazier Alexa and I ended up in the same lab together.  Instantly we knew we wanted to do any detailed project together and creating this website was the perfect opportunity.  As soon as this project was assigned, we were hard at work divvying out which topics interested us.  I researched Form and Function as well as Habitat and Geography. Together Alexa and I research the Home page, Classification, and Interactions.


Thanks again for checking out our webpage, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us or our professor, Kathryn Perez at , , and



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