Sarah Ramirez grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California. She attended the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, where she quickly discovered her love for the outdoors and passion for birds. Sarah graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Biology, and has since moved across the country participating on a variety of projects, such as studying crow funeral behavior in Washington, monitoring endangered shorebird species in Rhode Island, ensuring California Condor survival in central California, and to the eventual raptor work she does today for Teton Raptor Center. Originally with interests in both rehabilitation and research, she spent a year with TRC in the rehabilitation clinic. While her interests in rehabilitation remain, she found field work was a better fit for her career-wise, and switch over to TRC’s research team. Through a collaboration between Teton Raptor Center and Boise State University, Sarah will begin working towards her Masters in Raptor Biology in the Spring of 2018.
Photo: Sarah Ramirez with K2, a Eurasian Eagle-Owl
Photo by Taylor Woods.
Favorite Raptor: American Kestrel