The Wildlife Society selected Amy Carrozzino-Lyon (’12 Ph.D. in fisheries and wildlife sciences) a research associate and instructor in the college’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, to participate in its Leadership Institute, which prepares promising individuals for leadership and management positions in a wildlife career. The highly competitive program selects early-career wildlife professionals who demonstrate leadership capability, academic excellence, and excellence in their current position to engage in intensive training activities and mentoring relationships.

“I am especially honored to be selected for The Wildlife Society’s 2013 Leadership Institute because the society has played such an important role in my professional development,” said Carrozzino-Lyon. “I am eager to learn more about leadership and my professional society, as well as interact with other early-career wildlife professionals before and during the annual conference in October.”

In addition to teaching classes in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Carrozzino-Lyon has developed a Virginia Cooperative Extension publication on enhancing wildlife habitat on reclaimed mine lands and participated with various outreach programs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Southwest Virginia.