I have been employed with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department for 12 years with duties including bald eagle reintroduction, waterfowl banding, habitat management, easement stewarding, and land use regulation. In December of 2013 I started a new position in the Department as the manager of Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area and Wild Turkey Project Leader. My duties are very diverse. Currently I am designing and implementing a visitor center at Dead Creek and learning all about how to manage wild turkeys. I am also one of 3 waterfowl banders and particularly enjoy chasing geese all over the state in July!
My undergraduate degree is from Hampshire College and I received my MS from Antioch University. When I had a less demanding job, I was a contributor to Under the Microscope, a National Science Foundation funded website of The Feminist Press devoted to sharing stories, providing insights, and expanding opportunities for young women in science. I am very passionate about recruiting and retaining women into the field of wildlife biology/management and other natural resource careers, as well as traditional outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing. I am particularly interested in helping women feel comfortable with firearms and being alone in the woods.
When I'm not covered in goose feathers or nose deep in turkey harvest reports, I enjoy cooking, reading, hunting, gardening, snow storms, travel, game nights, and potlucks. I also love a good joke, so if you have any, feel free to drop me a line!