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Kirby J Rootes-Murdy

Kirby is the Partner & Employee Engagement Team Chief located at the Eastern Ecological Science Center's Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD

Professional Experience

  • Prior to joining USGS, Kirby worked for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) for 9 years as Senior Fishery Management Plan Coordinator. In this capacity, Kirby worked with state agencies, NOAA Fisheries, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to facilitate fishery management plans and address pressing issues in marine conservation. 

  • Before working at ASMFC, Kirby worked for SeaWeb, a conservation group focused on sustainable seafood.

  •  Between College and Graduate School, Kirby served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Knoxville, Tennessee.  

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Environmental Management, Duke University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Hobart College

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