Meet #ScienceWoman Kate O’Brien
Celebrate Women’s History Month with us! This year, we’re looking forward by honoring women across the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and female conservationists who are making history in our agency and in conservation. With each #ScienceWoman, we’ll share a photo and a couple questions and answers about her work. Stay tuned for posts throughout the month!
Meet Kate O’Brien, a wildlife biologist stationed at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Maine. Her conservation heroes are Jan Taylor and Anne Hecht. “I have so much respect and admiration for both of them and they have helped me a great deal throughout my career,” says Kate.
Kate studied at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Q. What’s your favorite part about working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? A. I love working for FWS because I know I am making a difference for endangered species, with both direct management, working with partners, and working with the public.
Q. What’s your favorite species to work with? A. My favorite animal might just be the Hawaiian Monk Seal – having the opportunity to work with them on Pearl and Hermes Reef was the opportunity of a lifetime.
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