New York City
- social justice
- Film and television production
- Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
- Wildlife, Ornithology, Endangered or Threatened Species
My name is Jailene Hidalgo and I attend the College for Agriculture and Life Sciences in Cornell University. I’m an Environmental and Sustainability Sciences major, concentrating in Wildlife Conservation and Management. I am a first generation Dominican-American who grew up in New York City with an appreciation for nature without knowing I could dedicate my future towards it. Thankfully going to college is helping me discover more about the biodiversity conservation field as I am preparing for a career in wildlife biology and developing my understanding of the social sciences for a future in interdisciplinary work. I aspire to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service towards mammal/carnivore conservation through research, outreach, and community-based conservation and eventually get pursue higher education in wildlife ecology. I also want to be an educator and mentor for underrepresented students of color of all ages and encourage their involvement in the life sciences. Besides loving animals, especially carnivores, my other interests include film and television, musical theater, social justice, education reform, and public service.