Recorded April 15, 2022.
Stephanie Schmidt worked as an intern at the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in 2019, working with their captive flock and raising chicks for reintroduction efforts in Louisiana. Following this work, she moved to Louisiana to work with partners there to release the cohort of chicks she had helped raise at ICF. She then went on to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Illinois, studying marsh birds. She recently returned to work at ICF as their Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator.