Emily Putz first started working in the field of conservation biology as a Summer Assistant for Nature Saskatchewan while still a student in 2014 and instantly knew that it was the career path for her. She graduated from the University of Regina in 2015 with a degree in biology, with concentration in ecology and environmental biology. Throughout her short career she has had the great opportunity to work with a number of species at risk, including birds such as the Piping Plover, Loggerhead Shrike, and Burrowing Owl, fish (Chestnut Lamprey), insects (Gibson’s Big Sand Tiger Beetle), and a multitude of plant species, and in late 2016 was lucky enough to be hired as a Habitat Stewardship Coordinator for Rare Plant Rescue. Since her initial term as RPR coordinator, she has also coordinated Operation Burrowing Owl, before returning to Rare Plant Rescue in 2019. She lives with her dog and two cats.