Lee Ann Streshenkoff ’17 releases a rehabilitated owl on Allegheny’s campus. Photo credit: Local wildlife photographer Larry Slomski.
From as far back as she can remember, Lee Ann Streshenkoff ’17 has wanted to be a veterinarian.
“I have always loved animals,” says Lee Ann, a chemistry major and psychology and Spanish minor.
Since her freshman year, Lee Ann, a Pittsburgh native, has been serving as a Bonner Scholar at Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center in Saegertown, Pa. The center rehabilitates wildlife and returns it to the wild, as well as provides community education. Tamarack specializes in treating birds of prey of all ages, adult seed-eating songbirds, turtles, and opossums.
Bonner Scholars like Lee Ann work with a local agency like Tamarack for four years as part of the national AmeriCorps program. Students receive financial compensation for their commitment and participate in a leadership development training series.
“We’ve hosted Bonner students, as well as Allegheny work-study students, for as long as I can remember,” says licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Carol Holmgren, Tamarack executive director. “Each student brings something unique.”
At Tamarack, Lee Ann assists with food and medication preparation, admissions exams, general care, and physical therapy. She also presents education programs [...] Read More
Source: Student & Alumni Features