Rachel Menale

Social Scientist

Rachel joined DJ Case in 2021 as a social scientist passionate about connecting people to nature and wildlife.

After completing her bachelor’s degree, she worked as a workshop coordinator and data manager for the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow Program (CLfT), a professional development training initiative provided by the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation. She currently holds a position in the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group for the CLfT Program.

Rachel is interested in the relationship between stakeholder values and wildlife agencies that serve as trust managers to public beneficiaries. This exposure and insight led her to a project evaluating the value orientations and attitudes of wildlife conservation professionals at Michigan State University.

She has a master of science in human dimensions of wildlife management from Michigan State University and a bachelor of science in natural resource and environmental management from Ball State University in Indiana. Her experience is in quantitative methodologies and research design, administration, and analysis.

You can find her biking, hiking, or hanging out with dogs when she is not at work.


317 E. Jefferson Blvd.
Mishawaka, IN 46545
United States

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Rachel Menale
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January 23, 2023

Research Article

Attitudes of The Wildlife Society members toward the use of wildlife

The Wildlife Society Professional

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Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Thesis: Value Orientations and Attitudes of Wildlife Conservation Professionals