Katie Schmidt is a senior at Penn State studying Wildlife and Fisheries Science with a minor in Forest Science. More about Katie in her words…
I am the president of the Penn State student chapter of The Wildlife Society and I am also working on undergraduate research to see if there is a wild, breeding population of ring-necked pheasants in Pennsylvania by looking at isotopes on the feathers. When I can I volunteer at Shaver’s Creek and with Clearwater Conservancy. I’m hoping to get out west and work in my field for a few years before returning to grad school eventually.
What Katie has to say about Wildlife Leadership Academy:
I credit Wildlife Leadership Academy as being the reason I am at Penn State and in my major. WLA sparked a fire in me to learn more and more about wildlife and the environment and that passion has not died since my last day at camp. I met so many amazing professionals and fellow peers in my time as a student and assistant team leader and I gained a wealth of knowledge and confidence that has gotten me to where I am today.