Sydney Sheedy

Sydney Sheedy


McClellanville, South Carolina

As early as I can remember, I have always wanted to work with nature, animals, and conservation. While growing up the job title may have changed many times (i.e. Steve Irwin’s assistant); however, the end goals were always the same. By the time I was in college, I knew I wanted to major in Wildlife Biology with a minor in Conservation. I migrated from my home in Arizona to Colorado State University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2007. My first field job out of college was as a sea turtle technician on the Georgia Coast where I biked 18 miles a day on a secluded beach looking for turtle nests. As a result, I was hooked on field work. The following years provided me with the privilege of working with a variety of species and agencies, and allowed me to visit amazing places such as the Galapagos, Alaska, and Peru. I started as a volunteer for ARC in 2016 and was hired in 2019 as a field assistant. Working for ARC has been an adventure that is constantly expanding my knowledge and teaching me new skills. I look forward to continuing my education in conservation, applying all that I have learned about adaptive management, and building ongoing relationships with our partners.

When I am not working in the forest, you can still find me out in nature. I particularly enjoy spending time on South Carolina’s lovely beaches or kayaking in the marsh. I also enjoy trying to keep up with my son and taking him on escapades with my partner Ben to visit new areas, friends, and family.