Crystal Kelly – Napanee Shrike Biologist
Grace Pitman – Carden Shrike Biologist
Mandy Shepherd – Carden Field Assistant
I grew up in the city of Mississauga and always felt like I belonged beyond the hustle and bustle of the city. Ever since I was young I would try to learn as much as I could about the wildlife around me, I have always wanted to be a part of something bigger and play a role in environmental and wildlife conservation. I attend Trent University in Peterborough and I am working towards my HBSc in Biology and Environmental Resource Sciences. I will be finishing my degree at the end of next year and can’t wait to get into the field. My plans for my future are to be a wildlife rehabilitator with a working background in wildlife conservation, as well as having some medical background by obtaining a veterinary technician diploma. I would love to have my own wildlife center one day, working to rehabilitate injured and orphaned animals. I am currently a volunteer at the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre and have the privilege of working hands on with the animals. It’s so rewarding being able to watch them heal before releasing them back into their home. I am very excited to be a part of the Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Team, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!