Title: Public Affairs Specialist
Address: USDA APHIS National Wildlife Research Center
M.S., Colorado State University, Wildlife Biology
B.S., Texas A&M University, Fisheries and Wildlife Biology
Areas of Expertise
- Media and congressional relations
- Risk communications/media training
- Educational materials design and development
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of principles, methods, and issues related to wildlife and natural resources
Gail Keirn is the Public Affairs Specialist for the National Wildlife Research Center. She has more than 15 years of experience as a natural resource professional with a focus on public relations and environmental education. Her main role is to increase and improve communications within NWRC and between the Center and its various stakeholders, collaborators, and the public. She is responsible for media, Congressional, and community relations, as well as the development of outreach and social media materials, such as factsheets, brochures, newsletters, web information, tweets/blogs, and online videos.
Gail holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in wildlife biology from Colorado State University and Texas A&M University, respectively. She also has a minor in education and is licensed to teach science in Texas and Colorado. In addition to her positions with the Federal government, Gail spent several years working in the private sector as a technical writer.
Fagerstone, K.A., and G. Keirn. 2012. Wildlife Services - A leader in
developing tools and techniques for managing carnivores. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 14: 44-55.
Keirn, G., Cepek, J., Blackwell, B., and T. DeVault. 2010. On a quest for safer skies. The Wildlife Professional Summer 2010:52-55.