Our educators have B.S., M.Sc., or Ph.D. degrees in wildlife biology or a related field making them knowledgeable about the fundamentals of scientific 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. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. For more information on our education programs please contact one of our educators. We look forward to working with you.

Angie Arredondo, MS

Manager of Education, Outreach, and Curation

Angie is our Manager of Education, Outreach, and Curation. A native South Texan, she is from Kingsville, Texas where she attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Range and Wildlife Management and minored in Biology. She served as the Conservation Educator for the Welder Foundation from 2014 to 2015. Upon completion of her internship with the Foundation, she returned to Texas A&M University- Kingsville for her Master of Science degree in Range and Wildlife Management; she graduated in December 2018. Her Master’s thesis evaluated the effectiveness of the Welder Wildlife Foundation’s Rangeland Curriculum. Angie is in charge of developing, organizing, and conducting the Foundation’s Outreach and Education Program, and coordination of our Volunteer Program. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her love for conservation and stewardship through education with people of all ages.

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Laken Mize

Conservation Educator

Laken is our Conservation Educator from Montgomery, Texas. She is currently a senior at Stephen F. Austin State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Forestry with an emphasis on Wildlife Management. She is currently the vice president of the SFASU Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society and is also active in the Society of American Foresters and Ducks Unlimited. Upon graduating, she plans to pursue a master’s degree relating to wildlife management. She enjoys many outdoor hobbies, such as hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. Her main passion is educating the public about the importance of conservation principles and active management of our habitats to ensure it is around for future generations to come.

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