Officers

2018-2019 TWS Officers

IMG_2368Jessica Chalfin | Co-President | jrchalfin@ucdavis.edu

Hey Wildlifers, my name is Jessica and I am a fourth year Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major with an emphasis in Wildlife Conservation. I have always been passionate about the environment and protecting our wildlife. I am hoping to get involved in the research of small mammals and work with either National Park Services or for Fish and Wildlife Services in the future. I love everything outdoors including hiking, swimming, waterskiing, traveling and of course photography. Some of my favorite places I’ve explored are Yosemite, Alaska, and Guatemala. I look forward to another spectacular year in TWS!!

IMG_1127Jordan Lara | Co-President | ajlara@ucdavis.edu

Hey everyone! My name is Jordan Lara and I am currently a 4th year here at UC Davis majoring in Animal Biology and Chicano Studies. I have been an officer in The Wildlife Society (TWS) for the past 2 years and have loved every second of it. Outside of TWS, a lot of my time is spent either working as a peer adviser in the CAES Dean’s Office or doing some research. After graduating, I plan on getting my PhD in Chemical Biology in hopes of studying self assembling molecules. Fun facts about ya boy, I enjoy playing some good old soccer, learning random animal facts, and petting good dogos. I am looking forward to this next year and I can’t wait to see what is in store.

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Rich Cain | Outdoor Event Coordinator | racain@ucdavis.edu

My name is Rich Cain and I am a third year Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Major. My biggest interests include fishing, hiking, hunting, surfing, and photography. I am very interested in waterfowl (ducks and geese) and fisheries conservation. I grew up in a military family and have spent my whole life moving around the US, so I have had the opportunity to see some very unique places. I am very excited to be an officer this year and get to know you all.

unnamedAustin Kozlowski | Secretary | ajkozlowski@ucdavis.edu

Hello everyone! My name is Austin and I am a 5th year Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major. Ever since I was little, I have had a deep passion for wildlife and conservation. I love spending my free time exploring the outdoors, especially hiking and wolf watching in Yellowstone National Park every summer. I also enjoy fishing, backpacking, and photography. I can’t wait for what the next year has in store!

Maker:S,Date:2017-10-16,Ver:6,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar02,E-YRaven Barbera | Design Coordinator | rabarbera@ucdavis.edu

Hi TWS! My name is Raven and I am a fourth-year Animal Science major from Washington state! This is my third year as an officer for TWS and I hope to make it the best year yet! So far I have enjoyed working with a wide variety of animals and hope to someday find a career in wildlife health and rehabilitation. This year I am also completing a senior research thesis on sturgeon so I am happy to chat about these weird fish! I also enjoy gardening, hiking, playing tennis, doing graphic design, and playing video games! Feel free to contact me with questions or just to chat!

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Kaitlin Kozlowski | Volunteer Coordinator | kkoz@ucdavis.edu

Hi everyone! I’m a 5th year Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major, with double minors in English and Animal Science. I’ve always had a passion for helping others and working with animals, and look forward to pursuing a career in wildlife medicine and conservation when I graduate. In my spare time you’ll mostly either find me hiking, reading, volunteering for the 4-H Youth Development Program, or practicing my photography skills, although I’m always up for an adventure. This will be my second year as a TWS officer, and I’m very much looking forward to planning some awesome volunteer and professional development events for ya’ll!

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Nick Carter | Member Outreach Coordinator| njcarter@ucdavis.edu

My name is Nick Carter, and I am a senior Evolution and Ecology major with a double minor in Latin and Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning. I aspire to enter the field as a wildlife biologist after my collegiate education and am particularly interested in studying human-wildlife interactions, especially in threatened populations affected by human activity or environmental change. I’ve always had a passion for the outdoors and animals, and I love to hike, camp, exercise, and travel! I’ve been across the world on National Geographic expeditions, a few of which were to Iceland, Costa Rica, Belize, Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos–I enjoy traveling to new places and learning about the wildlife in the region. This is my second year as a TWS officer, and I’m also involved in a research laboratory on campus and serve as my fraternity’s president. I’m looking forward to the upcoming year!

IMG_2459Breezy Scranton | Treasurer | blscranton@ucdavis.edu

Hello everyone! My name is Breezy Scranton and I am a third year Animal Science major with a minor in Visual Arts. I have always had a passion for animal welfare which is what pushed me to pursue an animal related career path. In the future I plan on going to veterinary school and working as a wildlife veterinarian. The past two summers I have traveled abroad to Thailand and Australia where I gained veterinary experience at the Elephant Nature Park, Animal Rescue Kingdom, and Walkabout Wildlife Park! I also have been working as a Veterinary Assistant at a companion animal clinic along with researching in an animal genetics lab. Some of my other hobbies include hiking, painting, playing soccer, and camping. I am so excited to continue to serve The Wildlife Society as Treasurer for a second year!

IMG_0074.jpgThomas Grossman | Chapter Representative | tcgrossman@ucdavis.edu

My name is Thomas Grossman and I am a 4th year WFCB major with a specialization in fish, and for the past three years I have also competed on the track and field program for UC Davis. Growing up, wildlife has always been an integral part of my life whether it be fishing or simply viewing, and to now represent a club and society that stands for the conservation of all wildlife is an honor. Within the first few months of joining this program, I have already experienced many new and exciting opportunities that this club has to offer. I look forward to this upcoming year and am beyond excited to represent the UC Davis Wildlife Society Student Chapter!

IMG_3411.jpgChristian Formaini | External Public Relations Coordinator | clformaini@gmail.com

My name is Christian Formaini and this is my first year as External Public Relations Coordinator for the Wildlife Society. I am a transfer student from San Jose, California and love hiking, swimming, and spending time with animals. I am a Senior Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major and plan to explore a career in Wildlife Veterinary Medicine.

13718614_895035123976580_891549656971722630_nBeverley Loo | Internal Public Relations Coordinator | bevloo@ucdavis.edu

Hi! I’m Beverley Loo and I am a fourth year Animal Science major and TWS’ Internal Public Relations Coordinator. I’ve worked at the California Wildlife Center for two years, taking care of native wildlife like CA Ground Squirrels, Red-Tailed Hawks, and Great-Horned Owls! My future career goal is to be a wildlife or zoo veterinarian, so I’m happy to talk about applications, experiences, and anything in between. I’m looking forward to a great year with TWS and can’t wait to explore the great outdoors together!

FullSizeRLindsey Arkangel | Events Coordinator | ljarkangel@ucdavis.edu

Hi everyone! My name is Lindsey Arkangel and I am a third year Animal Sciences major. After graduation, I plan on going to veterinary school to  continue my studies in animal behavior and pursue a career in either veterinary medicine or education. I am passionate about all things animal and nature-related. During my free time, I enjoy going on mini-road trips, hanging out with my friends, and doing anything outdoors and/or food-related (combination of both=my favorite!). This will be my second year as Events Coordinator and I am so excited for another amazing year with TWS. I look forward to meeting you all!