By Kira Mazzi, USFWS
I have a confession.
I love playing in the dirt and mud. I love coming home exhausted and dirty from a hard day working in a river. I love going out and collecting information. I love getting paid to work outside.
I love being a wildlife biologist!
Here I am working with an elk. (Photo: Kira Mazzi/USFWS)
I currently work as a Biological Science Technician in Washington state for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but I've also worked for the National Park Service at Crater Lake National Park and Biscayne National Park. Additionally, I have worked for the Arizona State Game and Fish Department and organizations in the private sector, too.
I am just at the start of my career, but I feel as though I have already seen and accomplished so much.