Interns

Jordan Martinez
Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Program: Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP)
Location: Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Intern Year(s): 2021

Jordan Martinez

Jordan Martinez is a female Hispanic who was born and raised in a rural town known as Dilia, NM. She is currently a Graduate student at New Mexico Highlands University, completing her M.S. thesis on habitat selection and the distribution of Mongolian gazelle in eastern Mongolia in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy. Jordan has 6 years of experience in collecting geospatial data in the field and producing quality maps and 5 years of experience in conducting biological surveys. Jordan enjoys field work, especially efforts that rehabilitate wildlife habitat and enhance ecological function. She has built dozens of grade control rock structures at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and has volunteered with Albuquerque Wildlife Federation to work with Bill Zeedyk and restore wetlands in northern New Mexico. Jordan strongly believes that it is important to share her love for the sciences and encourage fellow youth to consider a STEM career. She has led multiple hands-on workshops on arroyo restoration, fire ecology, aquatic ecology, and wildlife management for middle school, high school, and undergraduate students. She has also led field labs and citizen research projects with undergraduates and graduate students. Jordan is the next generation of wildlife biologists and she is eager, motivated, and determined to learn, promote and advocate for better land management practices that improves resiliency for humans and wildlife.

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