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Amber Wendler
Ph.D. Candidate in Biological Sciences

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech, an Interfaces of Global Change Fellow, and National Science Foundation GRFP Fellow. I received my Bachelor's degree in Biology from Boston University in 2018. In addition to research, I'm passionate about making STEM and the outdoors more inclusive, and storytelling to amplify voices that have been silenced and excluded. I'm the community engagement specialist for Monuments Across Appalachian Virginia and co-editor of Been Outside: Adventures of Black Women, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming People in Nature.

Research Areas of Interest

Behavioral ecology, ornithology, physiology, and conservation biology. 

Check out my new book Been Outside.

Available to order at Mountaineers Books, Bookshop, Barnes & NobleAmazon, and more.



Virginia Tech

Department of Biological Sciences

2125 Derring Hall (Mail Code 0406)

926 West Campus Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

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