Ms. Misty Libby is the Program Manager with AERC and works directly with clients on projects in Alaska and Hawaii. Misty works with clients and faculty members to ensure project progress and successful completion. She also manages the day-to-day operations both in the office and in the field. She has worked as a field biologist across the Northeast United States and throughout Alaska and worked in emergency medicine in the veterinary field for sixteen years treating wildlife and domestic animals. During this time, she was also cofounder and president of a canine search and rescue team. Her professional interests include wildlife diseases, conservation canines, and ornithology. Ms. Libby received her BS in Natural Science from the University of Alaska Anchorage and her Veterinary Technology degree from Becker College. She is currently enrolled as a graduate student.
George Parish is the Research Technician II for the Applied Environmental Research Center. He plays an integral role in the execution of BEI’s mission, focusing on logistical and intellectual support for various clients. He works closely with the AERC program management team, ensuring all goals and expectations are met for project partners. His background in conservation science has included wildlife biology, aquaculture, physiology, and renewable energy systems. His undergraduate degree is from James Madison University where he majored in Integrated Science and Technology. He later pursued a Masters Degree from the University of Hawaii at Hilo where he studied Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science.