Event Title

Morning Biology & Wildlife Science Session

Presenter Educational Level

graduate

Department

Biology & Wildlife Science

Presentation Type

Panel Discussion

Start Date

20-3-2021 10:20 AM

Abstract

Join this panel to hear about women in biology and wildlife science! This panel of three biologists represents a range of education levels and experience.

Biography

Sarah Hamilton Buxton grew up frequently visiting her grandparents’ farm where she developed an appreciation for the natural world, farmers, ranchers, and private landownership. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Science and a Master’s Degree in Renewable Natural Resources with a concentration in Wildlife Science. Prior to joining the Xerces Society, Sarah worked as a Farm Bill Specialist where she gained experience as a private lands biologist, working with farmers and ranchers enrolled in USDA Conservation Programs. With the Xerces Society, Sarah increases the public’s awareness of pollinator conservation by educating people on the importance of pollinators (such as bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, and beetles) to our way of life, our food systems, and our ecosystems. One of the primary ways she accomplishes this is by helping ranchers and farmers create and improve pollinator habitat on their operations throughout North Dakota and eastern Montana.

Dr. Dagmara Motriuk-Smith obtained BS and PhD degrees at the University of Wyoming. For the last 15 years she has been working with undergraduate students as a mentor, advisor, and an undergraduate research supervisor. She taught numerous courses in 3 departments: Cell Biology, Scientific Communication, Independent Study, Introduction to Molecular Biology, HIV/AIDS. Her research interests include molecular evolution, taxonomy, gene structure, protein folding. She co-authored 13 scientific publications. During the last 6 years she has been involved in administration of a Wyoming Research Network grant funded by NIH IDeA and providing funds to support undergraduate research and education. She is married and has two sons age 8 and 11. When not working she enjoys swimming, skiing, hiking, and travel.

In 2015, Julie Starling (formerly Stanley) graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a bachelor of science in Biology. She then went on to the University of Arkansas where she is currently concluding writing of her doctoral dissertation in cell & molecular biology. Julie has since worked in multiple fields of industry including biological research, oil & gas and pharmaceuticals. She is currently working as a petroleum Chemist for Calumet Oil & Lubricants in Shreveport, LA.

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Mar 20th, 10:20 AM

Morning Biology & Wildlife Science Session

Join this panel to hear about women in biology and wildlife science! This panel of three biologists represents a range of education levels and experience.