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.
Julie Polasik is a Field Research Technician for AERC where she monitors nesting
raptors on Joint Base
Elmendorf-Richardson with a focus on Bald Eagles. She also assists with other wildlife research including
Little Brown Bat and salmon monitoring projects in Alaska. She has over 10 years of experience working
as a field biologist across the United States. Her professional interests include migratory birds, wildlife
conservation, and alpine ecosystems. Ms. Polasik received her BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from
Paul Smith’s College and her MS in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management from the University