Hi, my name is Paul Chasen, and I am the 2021-2022 Vice-Chair/Chair Elect for RUSA RSS.  I will be working on the RUSA RSS webpage.  You may see some of my posts and discussions on our RUSA RSS Connect.  

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My hobbies span the spectrum.  Since I was 14, I have been an active and competitive runner, including competing in cross country and track and field at the California University of PA and Towson University.  I have also run half marathons and full marathons, with personal bests of 1:18 and 2:48.  

For five years, I have been actively studying birds and their behavior.  I am currently taking the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's, Comprehensive Bird Biology course.

I love to travel.  My wife and I will be visiting Snæfellsnes.

I also need to mention that I like to read, because I am a librarian.  I am currently reading The Saga of Icelanders.


While I am passionate about animal welfare, I do not have any pets at home.  The birds that I see outside my home and work are the pets I can handle at this time. 

I can also handle Sapsucker Woods:  

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I can be contacted on Facebook and LinkedIn.