I’m Summer Higdon. I am a Graduate Research Assistant at Mizzou studying eastern spotted skunks in the Arkansas Ozarks.
I earned my B.S. in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and B.A. in International Studies at North Carolina State University in May 2014. During my time at NC State, I became heavily involved with University Housing and the Caldwell Fellows Program, and took every opportunity possible to travel.
Since graduation, I have worked on numerous research projects involving coyotes, black bears, bobcats, fox, raccoons, northern flying squirrels, and white-tailed deer. Now I am taking on my own research project on eastern spotted skunks in graduate school. Check out my CV for more details.
I grew up in Matthews, North Carolina. Despite its proximity to the city, Matthews is bustling with wildlife and I learned to love the outdoors from my suburban backyard. I enjoy hiking, hunting and fishing, cooking for friends and family, and spending time with my cute pets Jewel the ball python and Peanut the pup.