Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Enrolled in an environmental magnet program in high school.
Senior year received an internship with FAU's Center for Environmental Studies.
After graduation I was offered a part-time job at FAU's CES.
VOLUNTEERED with many different bird research projects.
Offered an opportunity to work on one of those research projects as my masters thesis at UGA.

Career

Graduate Student

I study wading birds in South Florida.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Science
Environment & Nature
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

I don't quite have a typical work day. Some days I spend all day out in the field doing radio telemetry and locating and observing birds. Other days I spend all day writing proposals for grants and doing GIS analysis. It's always different, and I love it that way!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Go to college. Study Biology or Natural Resources or Environmental Sciences.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

graduate
Graduate
certification
Certification/License
Wildlife Biology

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