17 May Meet Wetlands Scientist Alyssa Ricci
May is American Wetlands Month, and WithersRavenel is celebrating! Each week, we’re profiling one of our environmental professionals whose work includes wetlands. Today, meet Wetlands Scientist Alyssa Ricci. A graduate of Le Moyne College with a degree in Environmental Science, Alyssa started working at WithersRavenel in 2018.
WithersRavenel: What sparked your interest in environmental science?
Alyssa Ricci: Science was always my favorite subject when I was in school. I was that kid who watched all the nature documentaries. I’ve always loved the outdoors and spent most of my summers hiking and camping in the Adirondack Mountains.
WR: What is the most unexpected part of your job?
AR: I’ve never expected to come into contact with as many large (and venomous) snakes out in the field.
WR: What aspects of wetlands do you like the most?
AR: I love the thrill of walking a new site. You never know what you are going to find out there or what kind of obstacles you are going to run into.
WithersRavenel provides wetlands services to a variety of public and private clients across the state. See all of our wetlands services or contact Environmental Practice Area Lead Troy Beasley.
This post was originally published on May 5, 2021, and was updated on May 17, 2022.