Courtney Randik is studying Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University - New Brunswick with a certificate in Environmental Geomatics in the class of January 2023. She has been employed with the New Jersey State Park Service at Bass River State Forest since 2019 as a Visitor Services Assistant. Courtney is involved in research on urban populations of DeKay's Brown Snake at Rutgers under Dr. Peter Morin. She volunteers with field research by seining for American Shad and River Herring and banding songbirds along the Delaware Water Gap. She serves as the Vice President to both the Rutgers Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Rutgers University Forestry Club. Her skills include knowledge of natural resources and ecological processes, field identification of flora and fauna, field techniques and research, and performing hands-on and labor-intensive tasks.