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 Becky Murray

 
Becky Murray

Degree: BS Forestry
Year: 1998
Email: rmurray@vt.edu
Business Title: Natural Resources Specialist
Business: Virginia Tech University
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Web Address: http://www.cmiweb.org

After graduating from Purdue in 1998, I had temporary positions in Montana (field technician) and Washington DC (intern for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation). I accepted another temporary position in April of 1999 in southeastern Virginia. From April 1999 until October 2000, I worked on a National Guard installation in southeastern Virginia. It was originally a six-month position to help write the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan for the base. Well, six months has turned into more than eight years and I am still working for the Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech University, but I now work on campus in Blacksburg. My past and current work largely consists of writing and updating management plans, endangered and threatened species monitoring, and wildlife/habitat surveys on military installations throughout the southeastern U.S. My international experience includes a survey for bat and jaguar habitat in Belize and a volunteer trip with Habitat for Humanity in Ghana, West Africa. Memberships include the Virginia Society of Ornithology, Association of Field Ornithologists and the Association for Women in Development.

Becky MurrayI graduated in the spring of 2007 with a Master of Public and International Affairs from Virginia Tech. My graduate project focused on women’s involvement in NGOs in Nepal. I was able to travel to Nepal and interview informal women’s groups and NGOs involved with handicraft production and community natural resources management. I hope to be able to work on sustainable development projects internationally in the near future. I would very much like to work anywhere in Africa and to continue my work in Nepal.