Gretchen Newberry graduated in 2018 with a Ph.D. in biology from the University of South Dakota where she studied common nighthawk. She now conducts outreach promoting biodiversity in the La Crosse, Wisconsin, area on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of USFWS. In addition, she holds a B.S. in wildlife science from Oregon State University and a B.A. in journalism and anthropology from University of Wisconsin.