Current GPSI Interns

Current GPSI Interns

Thomas Kenny

Thomas M. Kenny joined IDNR in January as Grant Administrator Intern.

He is a 2010 graduate from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Upon graduation, he began working at the Korean War National Museum, until its closure in 2017. Currently, Thomas is attending the University of Illinois Springfield working on his master's degree in Public Administration with a certificate in Management of Nonprofit Organizations. Thomas, who is the youngest of 10 children, grew up on a farm in the small town of Donnellson, IL, just south of Hillsboro. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing in trivia with his wife at local venues, and rooting for the New York Giants.

>Beth Kramer

Beth Kramer

Beth Kramer joined the Division of Natural Heritage as an Endangered Species Program Intern.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is currently attending graduate school at University of Illinois at Springfield, pursing a Master of Arts in Environmental Studies and a certificate in GIS. In her free time, Beth enjoys camping, paddle boarding, and hiking with her dog, Jetta.

Liz Harney

Liz Harney

Liz is assisting with data entry and mapping of endangered and threatened species and natural areas. Liz is from Springfield, IL and completed her Bachelor of Science at MacMurray College in Jacksonville.

She is currently pursuing her master's degree in Environmental Studies at University of Illinois in Springfield. Liz enjoys travelling in her spare time. Her last adventure took her to The Gambia, Africa where she conducted a conservation outreach project to teach the local population the importance of Honeybee conservation. When Liz isn't out exploring, you can usually find her in the gym, cooking up new vegan recipes, or watching a documentary with her two cats, Sheamus and Khaleesi.