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.
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