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Pamela Corwin


"We may not always have a comfortable life and we will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once, but don't ever underestimate the importance we {women} can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own. The Citadel has empowered women like you and me to push toward the outer limits of what is and what is to become" – Pamela Corwin – wildlife and fisheries biologist


Pamela Corwin, The Citadel

Pamela Corwin began her career in science by completing two Bachelor of Science degrees (Biology and Anthropology) with a minor in Chemistry from the College of Charleston. While an undergraduate, she participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research with the Faculty where she was awarded a scholarship to do research in the Amazon Rainforest on the implications of degradation.

Ms. Corwin went on to complete a Masters in Biology from The Citadel and was described by her Citadel advisor, Dr. Paul Nolan, as a "force of nature." Her thesis research, focusing on the avian community response to seasonal and successional stages of abandoned rice fields along the Cooper River, proved pivotal not only in the avian world but throughout the Lowcountry. Ms. Corwin’s research won numerous awards, including the Clemson University Restoration Institute Center for Watershed Excellence Best Student Presentation and the South Carolina American Fisheries Society Best Student Poster Award. She was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Award from The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics in 2013 and is a member of several honor societies, including Sigma Xi, Lambda Alpha, and Phi Kappa Phi. While studying at The Citadel, Ms. Corwin served in the South Carolina Army National Guard as a noncommissioned officer. She currently works full-time as a biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in Bonneau, South Carolina.

Although relatively new to her profession, Ms. Corwin has gained recognition from the many research presentations she has made in the state and nationally. She currently serves on the Alumni Panel for both Anthropology and Biology at the College of Charleston. She maintains an active research program, extending the work she began at The Citadel.

Ms. Corwin gives back to her community in a number of ways. She does the artwork for the South Carolina Wildlife Magazine and volunteers at H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue, a farm that rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected equines. Ms. Corwin is a creative scientist, who enjoys photography, art, hiking, running, birding, and fishing. She notes that the passion that drives her creativity is her involvement with horses.

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http://www.citadel.edu/root/cgc-pamela-corwin

http://blogs.cofc.edu/socyanth/2013/06/24/pamela-corwin-anth-06-livin-the-wildlife/

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http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=678796

Pamela Corwin (2014). Personal communication.