Jenifer’s career in conservation started as a student in Round River’s program in Botswana. As a pre-vet student Jenifer did not have the typical background of most Wildlife Biologists, however, Round River taught her the necessary field skills to succeed in the conservation field. She then applied these skills as she further pursued conservation opportunities after graduating from the University of Vermont. She went on to work with the Department of Environmental Protection in the waterfowl management program as well as working for Audubon as a shorebird technician monitoring endangered species such as the Piping Plover. In Botswana, her course project was on bird abundancy which allowed her to further develop the skills that she credits as a critical component to her career success back in the States. Currently, she works for Connecticut’s Department of Environmental protection as a resource assistant on the Shad and Sturgeon research program aiding in the protection of the state’s only endangered fish and conducting population studies. While her job keeps her outdoors on a boat, she still enjoys hiking, fishing, and biking on her free time.