Susan Olszewski


My name is Susan Olszewski. Originally from Arizona, I moved up to Washington three years ago to attend the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. I graduated last December with a BS in Biology and a minor in Environmental Policy. Over the last two years, I conducted research under the umbrella of conservation biology. I am most interested in how science translates to action; how scientific data can be used to create better management practices. My work was both field and lab-based and eventually culminated into a thesis on the impacts of livestock pressure on the endangered Grevy’s zebra in Kenya. During my internship with SCA, I am hoping that the data we gather on campsite density and impact will help the Forest Service better monitor and assess campsite useage in an effort to maintain the quality of these sites for many years to come.