Mysti Martin joined WEST as a wildlife biologist/field coordinator in the Corvallis, Oregon office. Mysti has over eight years of experience working as a wildlife field technician and crew leader for government agencies and both non-profit and private environmental consulting firms. Most recently, she conducted aerial raptor and eagle surveys for wind and solar energy projects in Washington. Prior to WEST, Mysti was a natural resource specialist in southeastern New Mexico, conducting biological surveys for oil and gas clients at a non-profit environmental firm. While in New Mexico, she also led efforts for a biological inventory at one of the rare undeveloped riparian areas within the region. Prior to New Mexico, Mysti spent time in Kansas as a crew leader conducting post-construction mortality surveys at a wind energy site for Tetra Tech, Inc.
Mysti earned her B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Colorado, Boulder in 2009. While earning her B.A., she developed a wide variety of interests, from working as lab assistant in a tropical soils lab to conducting her own research on the breeding behavior of a cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika. She also worked as a wildlife biological technician for the U.S. Forest Service. In 2016, Mysti earned her M.S. in Biology from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where she focused on habitat fragmentation and forest succession as it impacts neotropical migrants’ breeding grounds.