In honor of International Migratory Bird Day May 9, we’re sharing #ScienceWoman profiles of biologists who are helping us save our feathered friends! Our #ScienceWoman campaign honors women across the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who are making history in our agency and in conservation. With each #ScienceWoman, we share a photo and a couple questions and answers about her work. Stay tuned for more posts later this week.
Meet #ScienceWoman Kris Vagos, a wildlife biologist at Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge.
Kris went to Boston College for undergrad, where she studied biology and environmental science. She then went on to complete her Master’s Degree in natural resources at the University of New Hampshire.
Q. How did you get interested in conservation? A. I worked as a Habitat Restoration Intern with the National Park Service in San Francisco. They were turning old Army dumps into coastal dune ecosystems and parking lots into working salt marshes. It was amazing – I wanted to do that.
Q. If you could have one incredible animal adaptation, what would it be? A. Shapeshifting camouflage.
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