Graduate Student Center Fellows

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

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John Clayton (Kiddo) Campbell

Bio: I am JohnClayton Kiddo Campbell, I was born and raised in the small town of Castroville, Texas. At a young age, I began to love the outdoors during visits to my great grandmother’s farm fishing, as well as going down to different state parks to go camping and swimming in the rivers of central and south Texas. My passion for wildlife continued when I came to Sul Ross State University to continue my education were I obtain my B.S. in December of 2014, majoring in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in wildlife management. During my undergraduate career I worked as a wildlife technician for two years at Borderlands Research Institute, primarily with the desert quail research program working with gambel’s and scaled quail ecology. During this time I was also blessed with the opportunity to volunteer with many other research project studies, many of these species include pronghorn, mule deer, whitetail deer, small mammals and bighorn sheep. When given the opportunity to continue my education further I jump on it and now I am finishing up my master’s degree in Natural Research Management under the direction of Dr. Louis Harveson.

Jacob Lampman

Bio: My name is Jacob Lampman and I grew up on a small farm east of San Antonio in Marion, Texas. I graduated with my B. S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University in December 2015. Texas A&M provided me with many volunteer opportunities to gain different experiences, including a study abroad to South Africa. I am now working towards a Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management at Sul Ross State University under the advisement of Dr. Louis Harveson. When free time is available during graduate school I enjoy hiking, camping, and hunting around the Big Bend region.

Connor Goodgion

Bio: My name is Connor Goodgion and I am in the Masters of Business Administration program here at Sul Ross. I am from Keller, Tx and went to Flower Mound High School. I recently graduated in August here from Sul Ross with a Bachelors of Business Administration. Coming from high school I was not big into school and caring about my grades however as my collegiate career progressed I have now made the Dean’s list the past few semesters and been close more. I work in the Dean of Education and Professional Studies office in the mornings and at the 12 Gage Restaurant in the evenings. In my free time I enjoy lifting weights and doing the internship with the strength and conditioning program here at the school. I cannot wait to meet those of you I have not had the chance to meet yet and to see those of you that I have got to meet.

Michael Stangl

Bio: In the Summer of 2010, at a small campground outside of Whitehorse, Yukon, I stumbled across a well-read copy of Edward Abbey's "The Monkeywrench Gang" at a little free library. I devoured every word. & so it was there in northern Canada, paddling down the Hess River, that I rediscovered my love for the desert Southwest & felt a call to protect & preserve its own unique wildness. A year after my return to Texas I moved to Alpine & started upon that path, via the grace of SRSU, which has led me to where I am currently: studying mountain lions in the Chihuahuan Desert.

 

 

Kaitlyn Williams

Bio: My name is Kaitlyn Williams and I am from Aledo, Texas. I graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences with an emphasis in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. I grew up in a small town with nature as my backyard, which fostered a respect and love for the outdoors. This experience provided me with a passion for the environment and animals which lead me to the wildlife field. While attending Texas A&M, I had the opportunity to do a summer internship working for the National Audubon Society with Atlantic Puffins off the coast of Maine. I was also able to study abroad in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil, volunteer at the campus wildlife center, and participate in different activities within the department. I am excited to be conducting research in the Chihuahuan Desert, and I am looking forward to wherever life takes me.

Sandra Jean Berkshier

Bio: My name is Sandra Berkshier and I was born in San Antonio, TX. I was the kid that was always poking around in the back yard looking at all the bugs, worms, and living creatures that I could find. I enjoy baking and art projects. I earned my associate’s degree in psychology in San Antonio while working on my bachelor’s degree long distance from Sul Ross. Now I am enjoying life here in Alpine. I am learning and doing so many new things that I never expected. This is my second year as a biology grad student. I am assistant curator of the Vertebrate Collection here at Sul Ross. I am also a member of the Entomological Society of America.

 

Sarah Davison

Bio: My name is Sarah Davison and I am currently a Graduate student in Health and Human Performance. I graduated with my Bachelors in Kinesiology (minor in Biology) in December of 2016 making this my 2nd year at the University. I transferred from Waco, Texas in 2015 where I received an Associates of Science. Previous achievements include the Dean’s list every other semester and my final semester of my Bachelors I was recognized as an Honor student. I currently manage The Maverick Inn across the street from this building, and also coordinate the events at the Holland Hotel and Maverick both. Although I do not obtain any special certifications for this position I very much enjoy it, and it keeps me plenty busy as well. In my spare time, I enjoy a nice long run or relaxing in my hammock at the park. Although I have been in school for a while I look forward to the day when I am completely finished! I am the first of my family to strive for the achievement.

Ulices Martinez

Bio: My name is Ulices Alouy Martinez, I’m from Presidio, Texas. I graduated from Sul Ross State University back in 2015, with a BA in English and a minor in Art. Fall 2017 marks my last semester as a Graduate student seeking a Master of Liberal Arts with focus on English, Art, and Communication. I worked with SRSU The Sage Magazine as the art and layout editor. I used to work for the OIT department. As an undergrad student, I was on the Dean’s list for several semesters in a row, and I’m part of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. I love reading a lot, is one of my most priced hobbies, along with creating art in varied ways. I was born in Hobbs, NM, but I’ve lived most of my life in Presidio or in Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico. Spanish is my first language, and I’ve only known English for about twelve years. I’ve been part of the Presidio Art Festival as featured artist both in 2014 and 2016, and I had an Undergraduate Student Show back in Fall 2015 with my solo show titled “Wild: A Visual Allegory of Unrestrained Human Nature.” I’ve published with the Cenizo Journal and The Sage.

 

Kassandra (Kasey) Hernandez

Bio: My name is Kassandra Hernandez but I usually go by Kasey. I came to Sul Ross State University from El Paso, TX to play volleyball and major in Kinesiology and after doing my first McNair study I decided biology was my passion. I fell in love with the field of biology and human health science and I hope to pursue a medical degree so I decided to stay in this beautiful town and take pre-med courses whilst earning a master’s degree in Biology. I am also the Anatomy I & II lab TA, I derive much joy from teaching and helping others. As a biology graduate student at SRSU the experience of teaching labs has given me the confidence to obtain a medical degree. My Master’s thesis has health implications by researching the presence of current childhood obesity epidemic in West Texas. I hope to continue my progress and reach my goal of contributing to the medical community one day, as well as see as much of the world as possible.

Casey Sonier

Bio: My name is Casey Sonier and I reside in Alpine, Texas, but I’m originally from Houston, Texas (GO TEXANS!!!). I received my BA in History form Sul Ross State University, with a minor in kinesiology. During my undergrad I was please to consecutively make the dean’s list all four years. As I excelled in the class room, I was honored to be me being named Outstanding History Student in 2016, as well as being recognized as Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. I am now pursuing my Masters in Educational Counseling, in hopes, to be a school counselor one day. A fun fact about me would be, I love cleaning up and barbequing.

Jennifer Martinez

Bio: My name is Jennifer Martinez, I am in the Liberal Arts graduate program and am entering my second year. I graduated Sul Ross with a Bachelor's in English two years ago. During most of my undergrad years I was on the Dean’s List and worked as an English tutor in which I received my level one certification in tutoring. I was also in Sully Productions, Sigma tau Delta, and McNair. I love reading and music which is why even though music often isn’t a part of my major or minors I still try to get a music class just for the enjoyment. I also enjoy debates that are not political and joining discussions over opinions of what hidden meanings a writer could have meant in their works and how their life could have influenced it. I am also a child at heart so I enjoy watching Disney movies and animation.

   
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