Mariah Leeseberg

Mariah Leeseberg

Mariah Leeseberg

Mariah Leeseberg BS’05 Wildlife Ecology
Madagascar ’06–’08

Mariah Leeseberg was first introduced to the Peace Corps at a CALS Career Day event and was intrigued by the opportunity to explore a foreign country’s environment, animals and culture. She was sent to the exotic island of Madagascar, where she had the not-so-exotic task of overseeing the construction of 10 pit latrines and three wells. She also helped organize a youth camp that promoted discussion of HIV/AIDS, environmental
concerns and career goals. Her work thereafter has included surveying fish, plants and animals in Alaska and elsewhere. Today she works for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, where she is involved in efforts to survey sport fishing boats.