- Senior in wildlife ecology
- CAHNRS on-campus intern
I worked as an intern on campus at the pygmy rabbit facilities and the wild ungulate facility. I got to help raise black-tail deer fawns over the summer. I also helped with the release of pygmy rabbits in Ephrata. I personally learn much better on the job than I do in class, so during my internship, I was able to learn about permit processes and how a release actually works, as well as some of the finer points of raising babies. With wildlife ecology, you can read about what to do and have people tell you what to do, but until you go out and do it, it’s kind of meaningless. It’s such a hands-on degree.