15 May Introduction – Brianna Stevens
My name is Brianna Stevens. I am a junior at the University of Tennessee….go Vols! I am originally from North Augusta, South Carolina but have enjoyed my time in Tennessee. My major is Wildlife and Fisheries Management with a minor in Forestry. During my time at the University of Tennessee, I have enjoyed being a part of our school’s Wildlife and Fisheries Society. The society has allowed me to participate in exciting opportunities such as volunteering at deer check stations, conducting grouse surveys, helping with Northern Bobwhite Quail surveys, and other volunteering opportunities. This year I was also able to participate in the Southeastern Wildlife Conclave, which is essentially the wildlife Olympics for college students. I was a part of the obstacle course team and made so many amazing memories. Some of my favorite things include pasta, Zach Bryan, cows, attending concerts, and my dog Andy. In regard to conservation, I have enjoyed learning about invasive species this semester and would love to continue educating myself on the subject.
This summer I will be interning at the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park which spans over parts of both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I am super excited because I have never been to that part of the country before. Learning about the wildlife and fish in a different part of the country will be a great opportunity. In the future, I want to become a game warden. I wanted a career in both law enforcement and wildlife, so becoming a game warden seemed like a perfect fit. A huge part of my job will be educating the public. I believe that this internship will help me learn how to better educate people of different ages and backgrounds. It excites me to educate people about wildlife and conservation, so I am ecstatic to be spending my summer that way.