Event Schedule

March 28th at 6pm
Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter

Photo: TWS logo Don Freiday

Guest Speaker: Don Freiday
Come and learn about the art of birding and Don's experiences in the wildlife profession. Don has been a wildlife professional for 32 years and has worked for Cape May Bird Observatory, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NJ Audubon, Rutgers U., Hunterdon County, NJ Parks, and the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. He currently runs his own eco-tour, writing, photography and consulting business.

Join us for pizza and refreshments!

The meeting will be held in ENRS 123 (14 College Farm Road, Cook Campus)

Mar. 28 Meeting Announcement Flyer

Previous Events

February 28th
Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter

Photo: TWS logo


Come and sit in on a Q&A session with potential wildlife employers from state and federal agencies, consulting companies, non-profit groups, and academia. Ask them your questions, and get tips for making yourself stand out from other applicants.


Photo: Amy Jones.

Amy Jones - DuBois Environmental Consultants, LLC

I am a Senior Biologist and Project Manager with the private environmental and ecological consulting firm of DuBois Environmental Consultants, LLC. I have been an environmental consultant for about 15 years, and prior to that was a student intern and then full time wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge for 3 years. As an environmental consultant, I provide professional environmental expertise to a variety of private, governmental, and non-profit clients. The scope of services is tailored to suit individual client need, and the project or site. Examples of tasks includes preliminary environmental constraints analyses, wetland delineations, threatened and endangered species habitat evaluations and presence/absence studies, ecological monitoring for utility and roadway projects, pre-construction threatened and endangered species surveys, and state and federal environmental permitting. Permitting involves a knowledge and implementation of various state regulations, including the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules, Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Water Quality Management Rules, and the Coastal Zone Management Rules. This involves coordination with state and federal environmental agencies. My work includes both field work studies, as well as permit preparation, client coordination, and report writing.

Photo: Ted Nichols.

Ted Nichols - New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

Ted Nichols has worked with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife for 30 years, including the last 25 as a migratory game bird biologist. Nichols is responsible for all migratory game bird monitoring programs, regulatory items and research in New Jersey. Monitoring programs include various population surveys and banding. Nichols has conducted research with Canada geese, Atlantic brant, black ducks, tidal freshwater marsh ecology, wild turkeys, and mute swans. Nichols has a BS degree from Cook College, Rutgers University and did graduate work at Virginia Tech. Nichols is a Certified Wildlife Biologist from The Wildlife Society.

Photo: Aaron Guikema.

Aaron Guikema ? US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services

I'm Aaron Guikema and I have worked for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Wildlife Services (WS) Program since 2001. In the various positions I've had throughout my career I've worked to resolve human-wildlife conflicts. Currently, I'm the State Director for the USDA APHIS WS Program in New Jersey. Prior to that, I was the District Supervisor in NJ. From 2008 to 2014, I was a Staff Wildlife Biologist at the WS Eastern Regional Office in North Carolina. From 2001 to 2008, I was a Wildlife Technician for the USDA APHIS WS Program in Michigan. I have B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Lake Superior State University.

Photo: Kelly Triece.

Kelly Triece ? Conserve Wildlife Foundation

Kelly Triece provides technical guidance and assistance to private landowners to develop voluntary conservation plans for the benefit of wildlife. She also works on other conservation projects that aim to identify and restore critical habitat linkages in New Jersey. Kelly received a B.A. in Biological Sciences from University of Delaware and a M.S. from Montclair State University where her research focused on identifying wildlife road mortality hotspots in northern New Jersey. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, photography and yoga.

Photo: Kathleen Kerwin.

Kathleen Kerwin ? Rutgers University

Kathleen Kerwin graduated in 2012 from Rutgers University with a double major in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, and Evolutionary Anthropology. She stayed for a master's degree in Ecology and Evolution, and graduated in 2014. After finishing with a seasonal position working for the Bureau of Land Management in central Oregon as a Conservation and Land Management technician, she moved back to NJ to work full time at Rutgers as a Program Associate for Dr. Brooke Maslo. Kathleen helps manage research projects involving bats and migratory shorebirds, and manages seasonal wildlife monitoring at a restoration site. She also helps run outreach programs for the public involving backyard wildlife habitat and the bat species of NJ. Besides working, Kathleen enjoys traveling, birding, hiking, and good beer.

Feb. 28 Meeting Announcement Flyer


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January 31st at 6pm
Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter

Resume and cover letter writing workshop

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December 13th 6pm
Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter

Adam Randall
Wildlife Disease Biologist
USDA Wildlife Services

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November 15th 6pm
Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter

Dana Flynn, CWB
Louis Berger

Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

September 20th
Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter

Join us on starting off the new year! Our first guest speaker of the year is Paul Castelli from USFWS.

Photo: Dr. Richard Lathrop

April 20th Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter

Guest Speaker Dr. Rick Lathrop
Rutgers Professor
Red Knot Research in Brazil
Part of the RU Earth Week Film Festival

April 2nd Birding Trip

Raptor Trust educational program "Sharing the World with Raptors", and a self guided tour of the aviary.

Photo: Elizabeth Ciuzio

March 29th Meeting of the Wildlife Society Student Chapter

Guest Speaker Elizabeth Ciuzio Freiday,
CWB, Partners Coordinator/NRCS Partner Biologist.

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March 23rd Dinner at the Applegates Trip

Retired Rutgers professor Dr. Applegate and his wife Carol Applegate have been kind enough to welcome The Wildlife Society: Rutgers Student Chapter to their home for a potluck dinner and to watch displaying woodcock.

image of Carol Stanko

February 23rd Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter

Guest speaker Carol Stanko, Acting Bureau Chief of Wildlife Management-NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife

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2nd Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, November 24th at 6:00pm, we will be holding our general group meeting. We will have refreshments and a guest speaker, Evan Madlinger, a National Resources Conservation Service Biologist. The meeting will be held in room 123 in EENR (Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences Building),14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520.

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January 27th Meeting of The Wildlife Society Student Chapter

Guest speaker Eric Schrading, CWB, Field Supervisor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Jersey Field Office