Faces of AOS: Courtney Conway Bio

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• My position with AOS:
Chair, Scientific Program Committee

• My current full-time title and institution:
Director, Idaho Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

• My current career stage:
Senior Professional

• My lineage of mentors/labs:
Master’s degree from University of Wyoming (mentored by Dr. Stan Anderson)
PhD degree from University of Montana (mentored by Dr. Thomas Martin)
Postdoc from SUNY-Syracuse (mentored by Dr. James Gibbs)

• #badlyexplainyourjob:
I study why birds behave as they do. Sometimes the answer is obvious, but often I’m even more puzzled & intrigued after obtaining results.

• I am involved with AOS because:
Professional contacts and staying energized about what I do.

• The best part about being a member of AOS is:
Contributing to and watching the growth of the next generation of ornithologists.

• Advice I have to offer a student (master’s level or younger) in ornithology:
Give a talk at the AOS conference each and every year! That is an investment that will pay off later.