Nadia Mullins ’23, an integrated environmental sciences major, found her calling in Yellowstone National Park.

“I’ve always had a passion for the environment, but it was not until my Longwood Yellowstone Brock Experience in 2022 that I realized I wanted to work in the field of wildlife conservation,” she said. She’s completing her six-month paid internship with the Orange Beach (Alabama) Wildlife Center and Management Program in December 2023.

As a wildlife intern at the center, she was responsible for capturing and caring for wildlife and other tasks related to wildlife rehabilitation. Her favorite part of the job was “watching animals return to good health in our care and releasing them back into the wild.”

Her favorite animals? The turtles. “I have grown incredibly fond of them,” she said. “Their unique anatomy and personalities continue to amaze me every day.”

Her future plans include traveling the world and exploring different wildlife conservation and education fields.

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