Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office
A Unit of the
Pacific Southwest Region
Ecological Services | California
March 28, 2018
Celebrating Women in Science
Meet the Women of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ventura, California

Media Contact Information:

Ashley Spratt, ashley_spratt@fws.gov
Robyn Gerstenslager, robyn_gerstenslager@fws.gov

Meet the women of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ventura, California. This Women’s History Month, we honor the instrumental contributions of remarkable women to our ultimate mission: the conservation and protection of rare fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. In this video series, you’ll hear what inspired these women to pursue careers in conservation, and what advice they have for young women today.

Did you know that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has an important connection to one of the most notable female conservation heroes: Rachel Carson, who, as one of the first female scientists and government leaders, revolutionized America’s interest in environmental issues?

 

Cat Darst, Assistant Field Supervisor

Interview with Assistant Field Supervisor Cat Darst

 

Connie Rutherford, Botanist, Plant Listing and Recovery Coordinator

Interview with botanist Connie Rutherford

 

Lena Chang, Senior Wildlife Biologist

Interview with senior wildlife biologist Lena Chang

 

Jenny Marek, Senior Wildlife Biologist, Environmental Contaminants Coordinator

Interview with senior wildlife biologist Jenny Marek

 

Lara Drizd, Wildlife Biologist

Interview with wildlife biologist Lara Drizd

 

Kendra Chan, Wildlife Biologist

Interview with wildlife biologist Kendra Chan

 

Karen Sinclair, Wildlife Biologist

Interview with wildlife biologist Karen Sinclair

 

Colleen Grant, Wildlife Biologist

Interview with wildlife biologist Colleen Grant

 

Mary Martin, Wildlife Biologist

Interview with wildlife biologist Mary Martin

 

Raphaela Ware, Wildlife Biologist

Interview with wildlife biologist Raphaela Ware

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