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PhD Student, TCC

Angela Patrick

M.S. in Wildlife, Aquatic and Wildlands Science and Management

Texas Tech University

Dec 2023

Surveillance and prevalence of potential disease in pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) and mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in the Texas Panhandle

Growing up in Durango, CO, Angela was able to experience the best mountain living had to offer with numerous opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, trail running, and camping. For her undergraduate degree, Angela attended Fort Lewis College where she was a 3-sport athlete and earned her B.S. in Biology in 2018. Originally on a pre-veterinary medicine track, Angela interned for two summers at Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZ, where she developed a passion for working with wildlife. In 2018, Angela moved to Texas to attend West Texas A&M University for graduate school, but later transferred to Texas Tech in 2020 to study wildife disease with Dr. Warren Conway. She received her M.S. in 2023 for her research on utilizing PCR-based methods to ascertain prion disease susceptibility in pronghorn and disease risk of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus to both pronghorn and mule deer. Outside of work, Angela enjoys hunting, fishing and camping with her fiance and their dog, Calypso. Angela is now a PhD student exploring wildlife disease transmission and population survival modelling. She is currently the TA for NRM 3407, Wildlife Techniques, and is currently an Instructor of Record for NRM 1401, Introduction to Natural Resources Management.

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