I am at Defenders of Wildlife’s Washington, D.C. office as a Center for Conservation Innovation intern. The primary project I am working on is the ‘threats project,’ where we take data from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) documents to classify threats, habitats, and conservation status of threatened and endangered species. We work through random species lists to help minimize the risk of bias in how we interpret text, but every 15 species, we can pick a favorite species to work on. I wasted no time researching Valentina’s species, Canis lupus baileyi, the Mexican gray wolf. Read more about the Mexican gray wolf here.