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Stephanie Kong, M.S.
Stephanie Kong is versatile biologist with diverse and extensive experience in field surveys, conservation, and ecology. She has been awarded a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University. During this time, she developed an independent research project that examined seabird recovery and nitrogen cycling while integrating the research goals of various universities and governmental agencies.
Prior to joining Sequoia, Stephanie worked on numerous research projects and held leadership positions around the world, including within the U.S., Costa Rica, the Caribbean, South Africa, and New Zealand. She has worked on research projects in southern California’s San Joaquin Valley, where she worked with listed species including: San Joaquin kit fox, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, giant kangaroo rats, and the San Joaquin antelope squirrel. She has also conducted surveys for other California special-status species, including California tiger salamander and Alameda whipsnake.