Hello! My name is Sienna

Hello! My name is Sienna
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I am SO glad to have found this community! 😃 Seriously, I'm giddy with excitement! 😅

I joined WildHub to meet fellow conservationists and network, as I am currently hunting for a job within the realm of wildlife conservation. I'm a career switcher based in the Boston area of the United States, which has PLENTY of biotech/pharmaceutical companies. For the past few years, I had been working in laboratory animal husbandry, since that's what's abundant in the area with regard to all of these companies, but it was never what I wanted to do, professionally. After multiple short stints in this field, I decided to finally close the door on laboratory work, and open the door to my "true calling" of wildlife conservation. Currently, I'm a volunteer writer for the New England Primate Conservancy, a website where people of any age and any background can learn all about the world's primates and their conservation needs. I absolutely LOVE it... but I just wish it was a paid full-time position! 🤪

I'm open to hybrid/in-person opportunities in the Greater Boston Area, but remote positions anywhere! I also have a particular knack for writing and, even more-so, [wildlife] photography. I've even had some of my photography credited and published! I believe that capturing the beauty of wildlife through writing and photography can help promote them and their conservation needs. I hope to gain many connections being part of the WildHub community, and ultimately, secure a full-time position within the realm of wildlife conservation! I'm also happy to share my photography on here, as well, and maybe get some opinion(s) on which website would be the best for me to create an actual profile.

Happy to be here, and happy to connect! Attached is my absolute favorite photo that I've taken: a captive jaguar!

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Go to the profile of Chrissy
6 months ago

Hi Sienna! Welcome to the Wildhub Community <3 What specific aspects of wildlife conservation are you most passionate about, or are there any particular organizations or projects you hope to contribute to in the future?

Go to the profile of Sienna Weinstein
6 months ago

Hey Chrissy! 

The aspects that I'm most passionate about are the protection of biodiversity and endangered/threatened species, education and [public] awareness, and human-wildlife conflict.

I'd have to do further research regarding specific projects, but in terms of organizations, those that immediately come to mind include:  National Geographic, the World Wildlife Fund (aka World Wide Fund for Nature), The Wildlife Society, the Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Wildlife Conservation Network, and the National Wildlife Federation. No doubt there's plenty more organizations I could imagine myself working for.

Go to the profile of Chrissy
6 months ago

All such amazing organizations! @Sienna Weinstein We'd love to hear more about your experiences as you move toward a wildlife conservation career and being a writer.

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
6 months ago

A warm welcome to our community Sienna and well done for publishing your introduction post straight-away! How did you find out about our community, if I may ask? 

Perhaps of interest to you is the opportunity to join our WildHub Conservation Catalyst programme; quite a few of our members have benefitted from participating. More information about that here and also feel free to email me about it on hello@wildhub.community :) 

Another way of networking is to join our WildHub socials, advertised here

Go to the profile of Sienna Weinstein
6 months ago

Hello Thirza,

I found out about your community through a "community catchup" Zoom session hosted by Conservation Careers. Someone in the chat had mentioned the site, so I decided to take a look, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. 🙂

I'll definitely look into both resources. Thank you for making me aware, and welcoming me into the community!

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
6 months ago

Hi Sienna,

You're most welcome and thanks for letting us know- lovely to hear someone was advocating for our community at that event! Wishing you a nice rest of your day