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14 August 2020

Stay safe and bee kind: My last blog post

Welcome to my third and last blog post! These past 11 weeks have gone by so fast! I have successfully written the first draft rapid species status assessments for both the Mojave poppy bee (MPB)…
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12 August 2020

A summer of pivots

This summer has been defined by “the pivot.” Right before the summer started, I finished bargaining a huge labor contract for graduate employees at Oregon State University (OSU), where I’m getting my PhD. So in…
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11 August 2020

Just Keep Swimming

I am nearing the end of my time in the Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). These remaining two weeks will fly by as I focus on…
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10 August 2020

A Small Butterfly with a Big Story

Butterflies are simply a delight. They fill the sky with beautiful colors and patterns, pollinate our plants, and bring joy to our hearts. But did you know that many butterflies are on the brink of…
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10 August 2020

Coho, carrying capacity, and communication: Fisheries conservation in unprecedented times

It’s hard to believe my fellowship is already more than halfway complete. Despite working remotely, I have had many opportunities to (virtually) connect with my officemates and fellow DFP interns. I particularly appreciate the time…
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09 August 2020

Goodbyes and new beginnings…

As I finish out my fellowship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), I am mixed with feelings of sadness and excitement for the future and new opportunities. This 11-week fellowship was an unforgettable…
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