Category: Student Spotlight

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Mar2021
Josh Coward grew up in the small central Texas town of Harper, near Fredericksburg. His upbringing was a little more unusual than that of his Hill Country neighbors...
March 23, 2021Stacey Dewald
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Jan2021
Growing up in a little town in Michigan north of Detroit, Emily Card knew from a young age that she wanted a career working with animals. “Every summer we went to our family cabin and I would run around the woods with my little sister,” she said. “We loved watching ... Read More
January 25, 2021Stacey Dewald
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Nov2020
Trey Johnson has learned how to roll with the punches. Halfway through his bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M, he realized he didn’t want to become a veterinarian anymore. After a visit with a guidance counselor, he pivoted to a Wildlife and Fisheries Science degree and quickly realized he had found ... Read More
November 9, 2020Stacey Dewald
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Sep2020
She didn’t realize it at the time, but Kelley Wood has been charting her career course since she was a little girl. She grew up on a farm outside of Victoria, Texas and raised livestock through her school’s 4-H program. Her family also participated in a wildlife habitat evaluation project ... Read More
September 18, 2020Stacey Dewald
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Jun2020
Childhood visits to Texas state parks led Rachel Bittner to choose an education and a career path involving wildlife. “My parents started taking me camping before I could walk,” said Rachel. “We camped and hiked and fished in state parks across Texas. I learned to love nature, wildlife and the ... Read More
June 25, 2020Stacey Dewald
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Mar2020
Alex Chávez Treviño has been trying to explain to his family what he studies at school since he first went to college. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and Genomics from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Mexico in 2016...
March 18, 2020Stacey Dewald
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Jan2020
“I knew a job that had me inside all the time would not be a good choice. I started investigating careers that had to do with animals and being outdoors. ... so when I found out about what wildlife biologists did, I knew that was it.” ...
January 7, 2020Julie Rumbelow
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Nov2019
“One of the things that has really motivated me is the number of accomplished women scientists at the Borderlands Research Institute...I never thought a woman could have a career in this field until I came to Alpine." ...
November 1, 2019Julie Rumbelow
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Oct2019
Currently a Natural Resource Specialist for Texas Parks and Wildlife Deparment, Kiddo Campbell is also a graduate student at Sul Ross State University and is wrapping up his thesis project on mule deer restoration...
October 4, 2019Patricia Harveson
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Aug2019
“I feel incredibly privileged to get to do what we do.... Helping to bring back one of Texas’ most iconic big game species to its native range is a pretty cool feeling.”...
August 1, 2019Patricia Harveson