2011 Career Discovery Internship Program
My name is Daniel Lay, and I will be attending Texas A&M College Station in the fall as a junior, majoring in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences. I have lived in Northeast San Antonio my entire life. Demonstrating an interest early in life, in all living things, it seemed only natural upon graduation to focus on a field that keeps me active outdoors while studying various kinds of animal life. I am currently a member of the Wildlife Society as well as the Herpetological Society at Texas A&M. In addition to those organizations, I am also involved with Navigators, one of several Christian ministries active at the university. During my free time I enjoy spending my time doing activities outdoors, whether it be paddling, hiking, or backpacking. In addition to those activities I also enjoy playing soccer, cooking, and listening to jazz and music from the ‘60s. When applying for internships, the Career Discovery Internship Program through U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Student Conservation Association stood out among others as a program that would provide invaluable experience while meeting my financial needs as a student. By the end of the summer, I hope to have learned as much as possible from the professionals who I am learning from and who are allowing me to experience the fulfillment and challenges of working in this field. Also, I expect to have a much better understanding of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the services they provide all over the country in managing natural resources. My goals upon graduation are to work for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as either a fish or wildlife biologist and possibly pursue a graduate degree.
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