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...
Category: Student Spotlight
March 23, 2021Stacey Dewald
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 ...
January 25, 2021Stacey Dewald
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 ...
November 9, 2020Stacey Dewald
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 ...
September 18, 2020Stacey Dewald
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 ...
June 25, 2020Stacey Dewald
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
“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
“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
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
“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