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Christine Brissette

Christine Brissette

Stream Restoration Project Manager

"The best part of my job is also the hardest: problem solving. Each project is a puzzle and when it works, it’s incredibly satisfying."

Sherrill Brown

Sherrill Brown

Pharmacist

"After working as a veterinarian for five years, I needed a change. I decided to go back to school and get a pharmacy degree."

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Whisper Camel-Means

Wildlife Biologist

"Being smart is cool! Never dull your shine to fit in!"

Tracy Campbell

Tracy Campbell

Environmental Scientist

"My primary goal is to advocate for clean water and to always be mindful about how our decisions influence water quality."

Jordana Dahmen

Jordana Dahmen

Biologist

"I have learned that I can be both a science nerd and confidently beautiful; the two are not mutually exclusive."

Jen Fowler

Jen Fowler

Physicist

"I knew I wanted to be in science when I was in 8th grade working on my first science fair project: a motorized go-cart."

Taylor Gold Quiros

Taylor Gold Quiros

Ecology Graduate Student

"I work in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen with some really great people."

Erick Greene

Erick Greene

Ecologist

"My interest in music is the reason I study birds, bird songs, and communication - the language of how animals talk with each other."

Jimmy Henderson

Jimmy Henderson

Physics Student

"There is a lot of scientific curiosity in the world and everybody has a unique perspective to share."

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Kris Inman

Wildlife Biologist

“When you feel a small spark light within you, follow it, you might be surprised where it takes you.”

Moses Leavens

Moses Leavens

Chemist

"My culture and background influenced my decision to pursue science."

Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind

Neuroscientist

"Growing up in my small, rural Montana town, I didn't see examples of research scientists. It wasn't until after I graduated from college that I had an opportunity to work in a research lab."

Bea Mendez Gandida

Bea Mendez Gandica

Security Engineer

“Once you are in the computer science world, or the engineering world, you have the freedom to create new things.”

Liddi Meredith

Liddi Meredith

Hydrogeologist

“A background in farming and ranching can help you, as a scientist, accurately identify the research needs of rural Montanans.”

Val Moody

Val Moody

Athletic Trainer

“Sports has played an integral part of my life growing up.”

Kallie Moore

Kallie Moore

Paleontologist

"College was an awesome time for me as the first member of my immediate family to attend. I absorbed everything I could about ancient life."

Megan Moore

Megan Moore

Research Graduate Student

"When you learn about science you are able to understand different points of view, weed out facts from fiction, and explore what interests you."

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Laura Newby

Welder

“One of my favorite quotes I live by that my father told me is that ‘you can do anything with your life as long as you put your mind to it.’”

Sarj Patel

Sarjubhai "Sarj" Patel

Neuroscientist

"I'm the first generation in my family to attend college."

Casey Ryan

Casey Ryan

Hydrologist

"The best thing about my job is that I have the opportunity to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of western Montana."

Trina Salvisberg

Trina Salvisberg

Engineer

"Growing up on a cattle farm, I absolutely loved spring time when there was a lot of running water through the corrals and ditches. I would spend hours using dirt, rocks, and sticks to dam up and re-route the water."

Monica Serban

Monica Serban

Biologist

"Even as a child, I always had my own thoughts and ideas, and I never tried to fit in. I followed my heart and passion and tried to learn from all my experiences."

Arlyne Simon

Arlyne Simon

Biomedical Engineer

“After years of failed experiments, I became the first person in my family to get a PhD, with an invention to my name.”

Mandy Slate

Mandy Slate

Ecologist

"I was not one of those people who knew what I wanted to do or be when I grew up. I started going to college for the first time the year I turned 30!"

Kaitlin Wilkinson

Kaitlin Wilkinson

Physics Student

"My mentor and high school math teacher from the Washington State School for the Blind gave me the confidence to pursue physics, helping turn my dream into a goal."

Rae Wynn-Grant

Rae Wynn-Grant

Large Carnivore Ecologist

“I never had a person of color to guide me, and I’m trying to make sure that other students will.”

Fischer Young

Fischer Young

Research Graduate Student

“During high school I had no idea what I wanted to do for a career. I just knew that I liked science.”