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Women in Science: Connecting with the Future

We created a series of articles called Women in Science: Connecting with the Future - inspired by LEGO’s recent “Research Institute” set featuring female scientists at work. Our goal is to connect future female scientists with real employees who make up our diverse science-based agency, inspiring them to follow their dreams.

We featured a Wildlife Inspector, Visitor Services Specialist, and various Biologists in the fun and informative series. Check out each article to learn more!

Amanda Dickson, Wildlife Inspector K-9 Handler built in LEGO. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Amanda Dickson, Wildlife Inspector K-9 Handler built in LEGO. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

Amanda Dickson is a Wildlife Inspector K-9 Handler in Rosemont, Illinois. She loves being able to work with her best friend Lancer - a wildlife detector dog. Learn more about what a typical day looks like for her, and how K-9s help us fulfill our mission.

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Sarah Inouye-Leas, Visitor Services Specialist built in LEGO. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Sarah Inouye-Leas, Visitor Services Specialist built in LEGO. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

Sarah Inouye-Leas has been with the Service for 15 years. As a Visitor Services Specialist, she gets to be part of many different projects from invasive species removal to educating school groups and coordinating with volunteers. She loves working with people and the variety that her job provides.

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Carey Edwards, Fish Biologist built in LEGO. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Carey Edwards, Fish Biologist built in LEGO. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

Carey Edwards is a Fish Biologist at Iron River National Fish Hatchery. A typical day for her includes feeding fish and cleaning raceways, but she also gets to work on fish spawning and fish distribution. She loves being part of an agency that protects natural resources across the country and knowing that she is making a difference.

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Tameka Dandridge, Fish and Wildlife Biologist built in LEGO. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Tameka Dandridge, Fish and Wildlife Biologist built in LEGO. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

Tameka Dandridge is a Wildlife Biologist with East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office in East Lansing, Michigan. She loves working with students and connecting them with the endangered and threatened species around them.

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Aleshia Kenney, Fish and Wildlife Biologist built in LEGO. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Aleshia Kenney, Fish and Wildlife Biologist built in LEGO. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

Aleshia Kenney knew she wanted to be a biologist since she was 8 years old. Growing up on the Mississippi River, she enjoyed taking in everything the river had to offer. A typical day for her includes working with private landowners to develop habitat restoration plans for their property. She loves knowing that she is making a difference in the world around her.

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Last updated: September 3, 2014