Meet #ScienceWoman Deb Rocque!

Deb Rocque BrandedOur #ScienceWoman campaign kicked off during Women’s History Month, and we’re going to keep on rolling! 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 more posts!

Meet #ScienceWoman Deb Rocque, our deputy regional director for the Northeast Region.

Deb studied ornithology at the University of Connecticut and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her female conservation hero is Brina Kessel, the first female professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Deb working with eiders at Walrus Island. Photo courtesy of Deb.

Deb in Walrus Islands (Alaska) for a project on eiders. Photo courtesy of Deb.

Q. How did you get interested in conservation?  A. I spent summers with my great-grandmother. We were always outside and she was always teaching me about critters and encouraging me to muck around in tidal pools.

Bill Archambault,  Deputy Assistant  Regional Director for Fisheries (left), North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery Larry Lofton, and  Deputy  Regional Director Deborah Rocque peer into a viewing pool with Atlantic salmon at North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery. Credit: Catherine J. Hibbard/USFWS

Bill Archambault, Deputy Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries (left), North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery Larry Lofton, and Deputy Regional Director Deborah Rocque peer into a viewing pool with Atlantic salmon at North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery. Credit: Catherine J. Hibbard/USFWS

Q. If you could have one incredible animal adaptation, what would it be? A. Flight! How cool would it be to never be stuck and traffic again?

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