Student Development Working Group

Message from the Past Chair, Kristi Confortin

Left to right: Phillip Stephenson (Chair), Kristi Confortin (Past Chair), and Krysten Zummo-Strong (2016-2017 Past Chair) at the recent TWS Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Greeting Students,

Have you ever heard of the Student Development Working Group? We are a working group that promotes increased student awareness of TWS membership benefits, works to expand knowledge and technical capabilities of student members, and helps prepare student members for professional wildlife careers. The working group facilitates networking between students and experienced TWS members by hosting meetings, workshops, poster sessions, a mentoring program, and a student chapter leaders’ breakfast. The working group also selects the recipient of The Wildlife Society’s Student Chapter Advisor of the Year Award.

Our working group features the latest student’s news in The Student Chronicles. We actively post on our TWS Student Development Working Group Facebook page. We deliver new topics, current student research, and professional skill building.

We look forward to being the voice for students to the Parent Society of The Wildlife Society. We are always here to welcome new student members. We look forward to helping and providing for the next generation of the wildlife profession!

If you have any questions about the Student Development Working Group please contact Past Chair Kristi Confortin at

Please click here for the Student Development Working Group Facebook Page, all you have to do is “like” the page to get daily updates!