Huisache Daisy. Photo courtesy of B.C. Glasscock

Conservation Educators


Our educators have B.S., M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees in wildlife biology or a related field making them knowledgeable about the scientific method and the fundamentals of various science fields. In addition, they are well-versed in contemporary issues related to wildlife biology, wildlife and range management and natural resource conservation. Often they are students in the Welder Wildlife Foundation graduate fellowship program. For more information on our education programs please contact our educators.



Jamie Cooper

Conservation Educator

Jamie graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and a minor in Psychology. She is entranced with the beauty that wilderness holds and has taken the position at Welder with great gratitude. She believes teaching our youth about conservation management and the values that follow are of upmost importance. During her time at Welder, she will coordinate the K-12 education program. Afterward, she plans to pursue her M.S. degree focusing on her passion with research of carnivores.