This week Kadie chats with Michelle Briggs, a Ph.D. student in the Montana Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit out of Montana State University. Michelle received her B.S. from the University of Southern California and her M.S. from Montana State University. Her research focuses on the population dynamics and genetic structure of Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake. We chat about Michelle's career path to date and then we focus in on her experiences working in/around Yellowstone National Park, including scuba diving for invertebrate samples and extensive backpacking trips for genetics samples.
Main points: take time to enjoy yourself and remember why you started your work in the first place!
Thanks as always to Andrew Gialanella for the fantastic intro/outro music.
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