Jailene Hidalgo graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Environmental & Sustainability Sciences with a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. As an early career wildlife biologist, she has been involved in field research that informed the conservation and management of various species including moose, seaside sparrows, marsh wrens, arctic ground squirrels, and eastern oysters. Additionally, she has practiced science interpretation and communication through formal and informal public outreach education programming. She has worked with various academic, government, and non-profit agencies including the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Cornell University, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts, and the Hudson River Park Estuary Lab. Currently, she is a Hispanic Access Foundation Fellow for the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.