Kristy L Cummings

Biography

Kristy Cummings has been working as a biologist for the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center since 2017. Her interests have primarily consisted of (but not limited to) conservation and ecology of the Agassiz's Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts of California and the southwestern pond turtle (Actinemys pallida) in the Mojave Desert of California. She is also a Certified Veterniary Technician in the State of Arizona as she worked in the veterinary field for 17 years prior to working for the U.S. Geological Survey. She graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a certificate in Wildlife Management. She constantly strives to continue and further her skills in the U.S. Geological Survey by providing more research for her species of interest and new species of which she develops opportunities to research.