MLeMorey (Meeghan) Bell

After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Illinois, in 2003 Meeghan began her career in conservation as a zoo keeper in San Antonio, Texas, where her work concerned native bird conservation and research.  Later she relocated to Memphis, Tennessee to focus her work on large mammal husbandry and the critically endangered species of the Marianas Islands.  In 2010, she joined the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a Wildlife Inspector.  During the course of her career with the Service, she has conducted over 16,000 wildlife inspections and has initiated over 700 federal investigations.  In May of 2016, she earned a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from the University of Illinois.  In June of 2017, she participated as an instructor for the Wildlife Investigators Course at ILEA Botswana.  Meeghan is looking forward to continued work in wildlife law enforcement, species conservation and management.