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Dr. Kerry Kriger, founder of Save The Frogs!

Dr. Kerry Kriger—the founder of Save The Frogs!, which describes itself as the world’s leading amphibian conservation organization—reconstructs the distinctive path he traveled academically and geographically (including a mechanical engineering undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia; studying endangered birds in Hawaii, alongside PhD students; earning his own PhD in environmental science at a university in Australia) en route to launching Save The Frogs! Read more…

Dr. Bryna Donnelly, co-founder of Rescue Rebuild

Dr. Bryna Donnelly—the co-founder of Rescue Rebuild, an animal shelter renovation program that travels nationally (sometimes, internationally), remodeling and renovating shelters in need—discusses her academic life that preceded going full-time rehabbing shelters. Read more…

Jim Oesterle, Asst. U.S. Attorney for Western District of Washington

Jim. Oesterle—an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, who, earlier this summer, served as a faculty member for a two-week course on Combating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Gaborone, Botswana–describes what’s involved in leading the office’s environmental crimes working group, and prosecuting offenses under all the environmental statues. Read more…

Brigid Wasson, president of Mission Reunite

Brigid Wasson—the president of Mission Reunite, a nonprofit organization that aims to assist pet owners whose animals are missing—describes her personal and professional involvement with animals, including growing up with cats (but not dogs), and her two stints working at Northern California shelters, the first, in San Mateo, starting as a teenager, the other, years later, in Santa Clara. Read more…

Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice and Dr. Christopher M. Buddle, co-authors of “Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Spiders”

Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice and Dr. Christopher M. Buddle—a North Carolina writer who holds a PhD in entomology and the author of “Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants” series, and an arachnologist who’s dean of students and associate professor in the Department of Natural Resource Science at McGill University, respectively—explain how a tweet from Buddle to Spicer Rice set in motion the collaboration that yielded the book they co-wrote, “Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Spiders.” Read more…