Summer D. Higdon


  • University of Missouri (3.85; Exp. May 2019)
    • M.S. Natural Resources, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Emphasis Area
    • Agroforestry Graduate Certificate
  • North Carolina State University (3.77; May 2014)
    • B.S. Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
    • B.A. International Studies
    • German minor

Work Experience

  • Research Assistant, University of Montana (Jun 2017-Aug 2017)
  • Land Stewardship Crew Leader, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park (May 2016-Oct 2016)
  • White-tailed Deer Technician, University of Missouri (Oct 2015-May 2016)
  • Northern Flying Squirrel Technician, Virginia Tech (May 2015-Sep 2015)
  • Carnivore Lab Technician, Virginia Tech (Sep 2014-Apr 2015)
  • eMammal Remote Camera Internship, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (May 2014-Aug 2014)
  • Research and Education Assistant Program Intern, North Carolina State University (Jan 2014-May 2014)
  • Biodiversity Lab Intern, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (Sep 2012-Jun 2013)


  • Deaton Scholars Program (Aug 2017)
  • Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honors Society (Apr 2014)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honors Society (Dec 2011)
  • National Residence Hall Honorary (May 2011)
  • Caldwell Fellows Program (Feb 2011)
  • University Scholars Program (Aug 2010)
  • Girl Scout Gold Award (Aug 2010)


For research interests, publications, and presentations, please visit my Research tab or my ResearchGate profile.