Sienna Weinstein (She/Her)

Writer (Volunteer), New England Primate Conservancy

About Sienna Weinstein

I have a lifelong fascination and love for all things zoological which began at an early age, as I grew up on a "diet" of nature and wildlife documentaries from Animal Planet, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and more.

My most recent work experience has mostly been within laboratory animal husbandry. My true passion, however, has been within the realm of wildlife conservation, and after a series of short-lived jobs within laboratory work, I decided to close that door, and finally pursue my "true calling". Ideally, I am looking for a full-time job which may utilize writing or photography to promote the conservation of wildlife worldwide. The aspects of wildlife conservation I am most passionate about are the protection of biodiversity, and endangered/threatened species, education and public outreach, and human-wildlife conflict.

I have a B.S. degree in Zoology, and an M.S. in Environmental Studies (concentration: Conservation Biology). Over the course of my studies, I have gained experience in performing and analyzing field research.  Among the skills I have developed are Microsoft Office and the programming language R. I also participated in a study abroad in southern Africa, taking part in field work involving species abundance and diversity. As a requirement of my M.S. degree, I completed a thesis in which I explored the impact of realistic coyote models and samples of coyote urine on deer behavior as a means to decrease their browsing in residential areas.  Currently, I am a volunteer Writer for the New England Primate Conservancy.

All-in-all, I am leveraging experience in technical/scientific/creative writing, project management, data collection, and wildlife photography. I am extremely responsible, organized, creative, and a hard-working individual who loves learning new skills. My photography has also been credited by organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, and Zoo New England.

If you have a strong desire to promote biodiversity, and the survival of threatened and endangered species, please feel free to connect with me here and on LinkedIn. I'm ALWAYS looking to expand my network.

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Recent Comments

Jan 16, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

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

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!

Jan 10, 2024
Replying to Chrissy

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?

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.

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