Krista Lundgren, #ScienceWoman
March is Women’s History month, and we want to highlight some of the amazing women here at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on our social media sites.
Name: Krista Lundgren
Title: Wildlife Refuge Specialist
Duty Station: Kulm Wetland Management District, North Dakota
Where did you go to school or military branch? Univ. of North Dakota (UND) and North Dakota State Univ. (NDSU)
What did you study? Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, Visual Arts, and Natural Resources Management
How did you get interested in conservation? My roots came in my childhood. I grew up on a small farm and ranch in a family that valued soil and habitat conservation and used hunting and fishing to put meals on our table. I think my path to a career in wildlife sciences was sealed in 2nd grade upon meeting a wildlife biologist, one of my father’s elk hunting companions, at his hand-built log cabin home in Montana.
What’s your favorite species and why? I don’t have a favorite. I think my interests change with the seasons and what’s around me. Right now I’ve been having a blast trying to photograph the snowy owls in my area. They aren’t extremely rare, but they’re an unpredictable visitor during only some winters.