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ECP Stories

Early career professionals share their stories from the workplace, the field, and more. If you’re interested in submitting your own story and sharing it with other ECPs please contact Krysten Zummo-Strong at

No Permanent Job?  No Business Card?  No Problem!, By Kris Boyd
Ever heard of a networking card? It’s a useful tool for early career professionals. Kris Boyd explains why and how to make one.

Parental Leave: A Primer, By Liisa Schmoele
Liisa talks about her experience with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as a wildlife biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Gear and Tips for Cold Climate Winter Wildlife Work, By Kris Boyd
Kris discusses her experiences conducting winter field work in cold climates and how you can make the most out of this taxing work.

Career Paths, By Rob Nagel
Rob shares details on his somewhat unusual career path.

Transforming Science Communication and Literacy, by Cameron Kovach
A new report from Wiley sheds light on one of our profession’s biggest challenges