Kate Yanchulis, 21, is an undergraduate at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She plans to complete her B.A. in print journalism and American studies in December. Since her freshman year, she has worked as a sports reporter for the University of Maryland’s independent student newspaper, The Diamondback, covering sports ranging from field hockey to football. She also put her love of sports to use in her various internships, including her work last summer at the Sports Network Desk of USA TODAY, where she produced and managed online content and reported on local sporting events. Although new to environmental journalism, as a frequenter of the Delmarva shore she has had a longstanding connection with the Chesapeake. Yanchulis can be reached at kate.yanchulis@news21.com.