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Kaesee Bourne

I am a young professional with a love for nature and all of the many animals it contains, both terrestrial and aquatic. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2022) where I majored in Biology with a concentration in Ecology & Evolutionary Studies.


While I love the science world, I also find great happiness in expressing my creativity. There's something invigorating about having an idea, writing it down, and then putting in the work to make that vision come to life. I have big dreams and work hard each and everyday to see them come true.


University of Nevada, Las VegasGraduated Dec 2022

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences | Evolutionary & Ecological Sciences Concentration

Double minoring in Psychology and Neuroscience

Relevant coursework: Conservation Biology, Animal Behavior


Study Abroad – Universidad de Costa Rica Sede de Occidente/USACJan-March 2020

Relevant Coursework: Tropical Marine Biology, Ecology & Populations, Spanish Composition I & II, Women’s Health Studies


U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (2022)Directorate Fellows Program Intern

  • Spent 11 weeks at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery working on digital media projects

  • Photographed & recorded outreach events & other special moments

  • Interpreted life science information for the hatchery visitors

  • Helped kids make positive memories with the outdoors

  • Backpacked an eight mile trail with equipment to help hydrologist take lake measurements

  • Spent time doing field work at various USFWS sites

(More information can be found here)


Petrie Life Science Lab (2023) | Science Communications Technician

  • Summarized the results of southwestern US plant research

  • Used summaries to create easy-to-read, well designed reports, infographics, and other documents to inform government and conservation agencies

  • Click here for Petrie Lab Website

(More information can be found here)

Nevada Dept of Wildlife (2024) | Wildlife Educator | AmeriCorps Intern

  • Create new relationships with community partners, fostering collaboration, & enhancing outreach initiatives

  • Coordinate & staff archery tournaments, fishing tournaments, & other company events

  • Collect data & measurements on local big horn sheep populations using Survey123

  • Assist biologists in capturing deer for data collection & analysis

  • Develop & assist in facilitating Angler, Hunter, Boating & Archery Education events

  • Address public inquiries & concerns over the phone, providing information & resolving human-wildlife conflicts

  • Assist & educate visitors at the Lake Mead Hatchery Visitor Center

  • Conduct informational tabling with community partners at various events

  • Assist participants with gear during fishing, kayaking, shooting sports, & other outdoors events


Mojave Desert Creative Research Thesis Paper

Semester 1 | This project was done in fulfillment of my Honors independent research course. After doing research, I proposed that I would make a children's picture book about the Mojave Desert.

Semester 2 | The second half of this project focused on the actual creation of the picture book. I added to the research of the previous semester and defended my thesis in May 2022.

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