28 Feb Hello from a New Resource Assistant!
Hello there! My name is Cassidy, and I am participating in the Resource Assistant Program as a Science Communication Specialist for the Rocky Mountain Research Station.
Before moving to the Western United States, I attended the University of Vermont, where I graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology and a Minor in Art. While living in the Green Mountain State, I worked with nonprofits and an environmental education organization as a videographer and video editor. My most recent documentary short exploring wilderness conservation in the Northeast has been screened at regional festivals such as VTIFF’s 2021 Made Here Film Festival and the 2021 Maine Outdoor Film Festival.
An internship with USFWS brought me to southern Arizona, where I served as an Interpretive Media Intern at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge (CPNWR). As the Interpretive Media Intern, I tackled a multitude of outreach projects, including writing brochures, revising the refuge’s website, creating videos, and developing environmental education activities. I loved sharing stories about CPNWR’s natural history and wildlife with the public, and I’m incredibly excited to continue working as a science communicator during my position with the U.S. Forest Service!
Through my work as a Resource Assistant, I hope to create opportunities for individuals to connect with the natural world. I aspire to use my communication skills to share information regarding scientific research and land-management policies in a manner that is accessible, engaging, and relevant to the American public.