Member Spotlight – Paul Di Salvo
Running for: Board Position
Education: BS in Environmental Studies/Theatre Arts, Gettysburg College, PA, MPS in Conservation Biology, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
Present Position/Employment: Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, APHIS, Wildlife Services
Former Positions/Employment: Biological Science Technician, U.S. Department of Agriculture, APHIS, Veterinary Services
TWS Activities: Leadership Institute Class of 2017, Early Career Professionals Working Group Board Member, Associate Wildlife Biologist certified, spearheading a new TWS mentorship program
ORTWS Goals: I am interested on building mentorship for students, early career professionals, and professionals at any stage in their career. I have been involved in creating networking and mentorship opportunities for the 2018 ORTWS conference and would like to expand this role as a Board Member. I think the networking socials in different cities throughout Oregon that were done this past year would be great to continue. I also hope to expand opportunities for interaction between ORTWS members and member benefits.
Interests (Professional and/or Personal): Professionally, I am interested in invasive species and wildlife damage management issues. Personally, I advocate for public lands by telling the stories of everyday people through interviews on my blog; I also hike, kayak, and work as a stagehand for theatres.