Illinois Aquatic Nuisance Species Program goes to Washington in efforts to halt invasive carp

As an aspiring young biologist in college, I had a singular focus of becoming a district fisheries biologist. After 30 plus years in the fisheries profession, I can unironically say that my time spent as a district biologist is best measured in months instead of years.
Good leaders have a way of encouraging you to step outside your comfort zone and accept new challenges you don’t quite think you’re ready for, and I have been blessed to work for a number of those leaders.