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Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology / Staff

   Education and Conservation through Preservation
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Southern Caracara, photographed while on expedition in Chile, by I. E. Engilis.

Contact Us: MWFB Staff

The MWFB is managed by a Curator, Andrew Engilis, Jr. and Collections Manager, Irene E. Engilis. The museum employees eight research specialists, four student assistants, and multiple student interns. Please address all inquiries to our collections manager, at mwfb@ucdavis.edu or (530) 754-8813.

NOTE: All e-mail addresses are @ucdavis.edu unless otherwise specified.

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Andrew Engilis, Jr.

CURATOR
Phone: (530) 752-0364
Fax: (530) 752-4154
E-mail: aengilisjr@

Curriculum Vitae

Andy Engilis, Jr. studying Hawaiian Ducks at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge in Oahu, Hawai'i.

 

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Irene E. Engilis

COLLECTIONS MANAGER
Phone: (530) 754-8813 x1
Fax: (530) 752-4154
E-mail: ieengilis@

Irene E. Engilis, preparing a bird specimen collected during bioinventory surveys at Los Banos Creek State Recreation Area, Merced County, California.

 

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Ron Cole

CURATOR EMERITUS
Phone: (530) 754-8813 x3
Fax: (530) 752-4154
E-mail: recole@

Ron Cole on safari in Northern Tanzania.

 

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Melanie Truan, PhD

STAFF RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Phone: (530) 754-4975
Fax: (530) 752-4154
E-mail: mltruan@

Melanie Truan handling a horned lizard while conducting mammal inventories in eastern Washington.

 

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Alan T. Hitch

RESEARCH AFFILIATE
Phone: (530) 752-0735
Fax: (530) 752-4154
E-mail: athitch@

Curriculum Vitae

Alan Hitch holding an Austral Thrush while conducting vertebrate inventories in Chile.

 

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John Trochet, MD

FIELD ORNITHOLOGIST
Phone: (530) 754-8813 x3
Fax: (530) 752-4154
E-mail: jtrochet@

John Trochet recording GPS readings while collecting birds in Tahoe National Forest, California.

Student Assistants

 

Jesse Vargas

Curatorial Intern
Senior, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Kristen Zumdahl

Specimen Preparator Intern
Senior, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

 

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Interns and Volunteers

Andrea Carrillo

Specimen Preparator Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Paige VavRosky

Osteology Preparation Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Lynette Williams

Osteology Preparator Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Rachel Alsheikh

Curatorial Intern
Science and Technology Studies

Kaycey Bui

Curatorial Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Natasha Ekasumara

Curatorial Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Elisa Fernandes-McDade

Curatorial Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Michelle Gin

Curatorial Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Mengyue "Grace" Wang

Curatorial Intern
Animal Science

Kelsey Ha

Education and Outreach Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Sasha Montero

Education and Outreach/Curatorial Intern
Animal Science

Rosalynn Sarvi

Education and Outreach/Curatorial Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Ryan Bourbour

Biomonitoring Intern
Avian Sciences Graduate Group

Breanna Martinico

Biomonitoring Intern
Avian Sciences Graduate Group

Michael Strom

Biomonitoring Intern

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