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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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Ronald E. 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

ASSOCIATE SPECIALIST
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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Evelien De Greef

JUNIOR SPECIALIST
Phone: (530) 752-0735
Fax: (530) 752-4154
E-mail: edegreef@

Evelien De Greef holding nestling Tree Swallow on the Putah Creek Nestbox Highway.

 

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Kristen A. Zumdahl

ASSISTANT MUSEUM SCIENTIST
Phone: (530) 752-0735
Fax: (530) 752-4154
E-mail: kazumdahl@

 

Kristen Zumdahl

 

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John Trochet, MD

Research Affiliate
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

Rachel Alsheikh

Curatorial Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Kimberly Cabrera

Curatorial Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Lynette Williams

Specimen Preparator Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

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Interns and Volunteers

Danielle Fradet

Specimen Preparator Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Emma Lake

Specimen Preparator Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Jessica Lin

Specimen Preparator Intern
Graduate Student, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology

Masury Lynch

Specimen Preparator Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Helena Snyder

Curatorial Volunteer
Research Affiliate,
California National Primate Rearch Center

Faith Yang

Specimen Preparator Intern
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Marina Vollin

Curatorial Intern
Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity

 

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