30 July 2021

Wrapping Up

Written by: Alex Silva

I have one more week as a DFP and have enjoyed all my time being a part of the FWS. This experience has given me a glimpse of the actions and conservation services that the FWS provides for the country and the world. Everyone that I have had the privilege to talk to at the FWS approaches issues with a scientific mindset and with the utmost professionalism. I appreciated that everyone was sincere, showed their authentic selves, and was enthusiastic about working towards a better future. This was something that really stood out to me and hope I am able to join the FWS community after graduation. Learning more about foreign and domestic threatened and endangered species has really cemented my passion for helping to conserve these species. It is exciting to know that there are so many opportunities to contribute to the FWS’s mission whether it be at a field or regional office to a refuge or a law enforcement division. Looking back at the projects I have worked on, the amazing people I have connected with, and the invaluable time spent within the FWS culture during my DFP, I can definitely say that this was the best summer opportunity that I could have been a part of.

Photo Credit: USFWS

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Program: US Fish & Wildlife Service - DFP

Location: Fish and Wildlife Headquarters, Washington Office

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