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

Education Program Coordinator

Angie is our Education Program Coordinator. A native South Texan, she is from Kingsville, Texas where she attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville and completed a Bachelors 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 for her Masters 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. She 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 to people of all ages.

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Sarah Melendez

Conservation Educator

Sarah was born and raised in Big Spring, TX. She attended Texas Tech University where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management with a concentration in Wildlife Biology in 2018. While at Texas Tech she assisted with a graduate research project on snowy plovers in areas around Lubbock and Oklahoma. She also spent much of her time volunteering through the Texas Tech Chapter of The Wildlife Society by participating in many wildlife captures, projects, and events through the club. She worked as a Veterinarian Technician prior to assuming her position as educator at the Welder Wildlife Foundation. She has always enjoyed being surrounded by nature, wildlife and the company of others. She is excited to help educate others about conservation and to spread awareness on how important it is to protect our natural resources for future enjoyment and purposes.

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