Abigail Dziegiel prefers to be called Abby, and she is currently a master’s student at Fresno State University. Her thesis research involves working with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to study tule elk habitat and movement patterns using GPS radio collars. After she completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of California Merced in 2014, Abby went on to work in a variety of jobs, including an environmental and biological field technician, a high school substitute teacher, and an artist’s assistant. These seemingly disconnected ventures each contributed experience to her overarching goal to promote public environmental awareness and conservation in California through both artistic and scientific problem solving.
Intern Year(s): 2020
Location: San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Program: Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP)
Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service