Iris McFarlin - AWESM Communication Specialist

Iris joined the AWESM lab in August 2021 as a communication specialist, where she works to share the lab’s cutting-edge conservation research in new and creative ways to stakeholders across the country. She previously worked in a variety of wildlife and natural resources positions, ranging from wildlife rehabilitator to field biologist to apiculture technician. Iris received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University in 2017 and graduated in 2021 with a Master’s in Natural Resource Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She loves finding ways to blend creativity into scientific data to produce engaging research materials.