About Rebecca

Rebecca Heisman (née Deatsman) is a writer, naturalist, and educator currently based out of Walla Walla, Washington. You can follow her on Twitter at @r_heisman and see her full resume on her LinkedIn profile.

Writing and communications: My writing has appeared in publications including Slate, BirdWatching, High Country News, and Earth Island Journal (for a full list with links see Writing). I also do communications work (press releases, email newsletters, social media, etc.) for the American Ornithologists’ Union and the ornithology journals The Auk and The Condor.

Environmental education: Five years in positions of increasing responsibility at various organizations, moving from an internship to a seasonal position to a graduate fellowship and finally working as the education coordinator for an environmental non-profit in eastern Oregon.

Wildlife biology: Multiple seasonal field technician positions during and immediately after my undergraduate degree, working on birds as well as plants and amphibians in places including Saskatchewan and the Australian Outback.

Education: B.A. in Zoology and Environmental Studies from Ohio Welseyan University, M.S. in Natural Resources (Environmental Education emphasis) from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.