2019-2020 TWS Officers

Web-_0003_IMG_2600.JPGBreezy Scranton | President |

Hello everyone! My name is Breezy Scranton and I am a fourth year Animal Science major with a minor in Global Disease Biology. 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 on a horse conservation project. Some of my other hobbies include hiking, painting, playing soccer, and camping. I am so excited to continue to serve The Wildlife Society as President this year! TWS has been a vital part of my undergraduate career and I am honored to help provide  UC Davis students with wildlife experiences.

Web-_0002_49135451_581799242241695_5792746220317310976_n.jpgLindsey Arkangel | Vice President |

Hi everyone! My name is Lindsey Arkangel and I am a fourth year Animal Sciences major with a minor in Nutrition Science. After graduation, I plan to attend veterinary or graduate school to continue my education and serve the animals I love. Aside from working at the barn, lab, and vet school, I enjoy spending my free time outdoors with friends. Some of my favorite activities include hiking, jogging, hammocking, and eating/making food with my sister and friends! This will be my first year as Vice President and my third year as an officer in general. I am so excited for another amazing year with TWS and I look forward to meeting you all!

Web-_0001_20180625_165439-(2018_11_23-06_16_11-UTC).jpgGreg Garcia | Vice President |

Hi guys! My name is Greg Garcia, I’m a fourth year Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major here at UC Davis. Growing up I’ve always enjoyed being outdoors and learning about animals, which carried over throughout college. I hope to continue learning about the natural world through research and eventually managing a wildlife sanctuary. I hope that by doing that I can contribute to protecting earth’s wildlife and their habitats. Outside of class and clubs I spend my time listening to a ton of music, watching movies, working out, and attempting to cook. I look forward to seeing old and new faces at our events this year!

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Hi wildlifers! My name is Anita Khammann, and I’m a second year here at UC Davis. I’m a Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major with a minor in Animal Science. I’ve always been an animal enthusiast and had many different pets including turtles, iguanas, and hamsters. In the past, I have volunteered with Michelson Found Animals at Adopt & Shop and at my local middle school caring for the lab animals and garden. When I’m not studying, I love to paint, go eat out with friends, or rewatch my favorite show, The Office. After I graduate, I plan to go to veterinary school and become a marine/aquatic veterinarian. I’m honored to be an officer for The Wildlife Society and excited to organize opportunities for you to engage with wildlife and promote conservation. I hope to see you at our events!

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Hi everyone! My name is Meredith Honig and I am a fourth year Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major here at UC Davis. I have always loved animals and the outdoors which has inspired me to continue pursuing these things throughout college. After graduation, I plan on continuing learning about wildlife through research and becoming a field biologist or ecologist. I’ve spent time working in cheetah and African wild dog conservation in Africa, worked in the Hummingbird Health and Conservation Program, and interned with the Putah Creek Nestbox Highway Project. Outside of class I spend time hiking, running, reading, and listening to music. The Wildlife Society has been an integral part of my undergraduate career and I’m so excited to serve as the Treasurer this year!

Web-2E2A2557-9234-4FF3-8C4A-1B5C0219D3C9Bruce Markman | Chapter Representative |

Bruce Markman is a second year Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major and GIS minor at UC Davis. He has recently interned at the Fangue Lab where he studied biotelemetry to analyze Chinook salmon migration patterns. He has also done fieldwork with the Putah Creek Rotary Screw Trap project and for the Putah Creek Nestbox Highway. His future goals include pursuing graduate school to gain further experience in the wildlife conservation biology field and eventually becoming a professional wildlife biologist. This year, he is the chapter representative of the TWS-WS UC Davis Student Chapter. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, photography, surfing, and exploring wild areas.

Web- UnnamedAudrey Yang | Design Coordinator |

Hi everyone! I’m Audrey Yang and I’m a second year planned Animal Biology major and Avian Science minor here at UC Davis. Graphic design is my passion, of course, but so is working with animals – wildlife especially! I’ve taken care of animals ranging from possums to peacocks with the Pasadena Humane Society’s Wildlife Husbandry program, and I interned with the Putah Creek Nestbox Highway this past spring. When I’m not studying or sleeping, I’m testing new recipes, practicing film photography, making digital doodles, and binge-watching detective shows. In the future, I plan to become a wildlife rehabilitator or veterinarian. For now, I plan to broaden my experiences working with all kinds of animals and making the 2019-2020 school year a great one with TWS!

Web-_0004_Jenna-and-Sebastian.JPGJenna Turpin | External Public Relations Coordinator |

Hello Wildlifers! My name is Jenna Turpin, I am a second year undergraduate at UC Davis studying Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology with a specialization in conservation. After graduation, I plan to work towards earning my PhD doing research with birds. I had a passion for all kinds of critters from a young age. I was able to explore that interest through joining 4-H when I turned eight and was a member of for a decade. At home, I have two pygmy goats and a silkie chicken. They inspire me to imagine the world from animals’ perspective. I am so excited for my first year as an officer in The Wildlife Society!

Web-_0000_00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20190328173821216.jpgSophia Virata | Internal Public Relations Coordinator |

Hey there! My name is Sophia Virata and I am a second year Animal Science major with a minor in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. Prior to becoming an officer, I volunteered for animal shelters and veterinary hospitals, and interned with the UC Davis Goat Barn and the Putah Creek Nestbox Highway Project. In the future, I hope to become a wildlife veterinarian and get involved with global conservation efforts. Outside of school, I love exploring new places with friends and eating lots of great food. Being a part of The Wildlife Society has been great for helping me develop my interests in animal care and learning more about the opportunities present on campus. I’m so excited for this year and all the events we have planned!

Web - AlanaAlana Webre | Philanthropy Coordinator |

Hi, my name is Alana Webre, and I’m an Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning major with a minor in History and Global International Studies. I’ve grown up exploring the natural beauty of Northern California, which inspired my appreciation and concern for wildlife. I’m involved in multiple environmental organizations on campus, including the Environmental Club and the Hiking Club. As a Sacramento native, I’ve volunteered with several nonprofits in the region and am excited to connect The Wildlife Society with volunteering opportunities! On my free time, I love to hike, travel, make ceramics, and listen to music. I’m honored to serve as The Wildlife Society’s Philanthropy Coordinator this year!