Member Spotlight – Raymond Dodd
Running for: Board Position
Education: Rutgers University, BS, East Stroudsburg University, MS
Present Position/Employment: Health and Population Laboratory Biologist, Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife
Former Positions/Employment: APHIS Wildlife Services New Jersey, Wildlife Technician, focused on wildlife management and control for Middlesex County, NJ parks (2014-16); ODFW, Wildlife Health Lab Biologist (2013-2014); National Park Service, Biological Technician, focused on invasive species management, white-tail deer management, and carnivore surveys (2013): Normandeau Associates, INC, Wildlife Technician, focused on bat surveys (2012-2013); East Stroudsburg University, graduate assistant, examining interspecific competition between foxes and coyotes (2009-2012); USGS, Wolf Technician (2009); NJ Fish and Wildlife, Intern, Black Bear Program (2008).
TWS Activities: Member since 2009, Speaker at multiple conferences. I was the Secretary for the state chapter in New Jersey before moving to Oregon. I have also been the chair of a planning committee for the national conference when it was in Pittsburg, PA and was the chair of a board selection committee for the Pennsylvania Chapter. Current member of ORTWS Grant committee
ORTWS Goals: I would like to contribute to the growth of ORTWS and help plan the chapter meetings. I would like to assist in the expansion of working workshops and early career development.
Interests (Professional and/or Personal): Professional- Wildlife disease outbreak, wildlife disease transmission and spread through a population and landscape, predator-prey dynamic, interspecific competition, intraspecific competition, effect of top-order predators on a landscape, population health (age class, reproductive success rates, and sex ratios). Personal- Cycling, backpacking, kayaking, hunting, and exploring the PNW. Getting the kiddo outdoors and playing in the rain.