Hello! My name is Jillian Clemente, and I currently attend West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. I’m studying Journalism and Wildlife & Fisheries Resource Management to help bring new storytelling mediums into the science realm.

While at WVU, I’ve been involved with the Honors CollegeThe Daily AthenaeumMountaineer Catholics, the local chapter of the American Fisheries Society, and working with arduinos.

I’ve worked in Wyoming for Safari Club International Foundation in Summer 2017 as the intern, leading teachers on hikes about native flora and fauna, teaching them how to operate .22 rifles safely, and more. In Summer 2016, I worked at my hometown paper, The Reading Eagle, and continue to enjoy studying birds and fishes.

I am currently a lab and field technician for Dr. Todd Petty in the Davis College of Natural Resources. I’ve collected environmental DNA (eDNA) samples, gathered eastern hellbender research, and picked macroinvertebrate samples according to EPA protocol.

I’ve traveled to the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 as a student fellow and covered two events. I will be attending OCEANDOTCOMM, a science communications event, through LUMCOM in March 2018.

My outdoor adventures and most current work are documented under my blog roll.

My contact info is on my resume.

Find me on Twitter: @West_VirJillian