Animal and Range Science Graduate Student Association

Name: Yasser Almalki
Degree currently pursuing: PhD in Range Science
Email: yalmalki@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia
Masters: Range Science – New Mexico State University
Bachelors: Arid Land of Agriculture – King Abdnaziz University
Advisor: Dr. Alexande “Sam” Fernald
Area of Interest: Rangeland hydrology

 

Name: Bahaa Aloqaily
Degree currently pursuing: PhD in Animal Science
Email: aloqaily@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Jordan
Masters: Jordan University of Science and Technology
Bachelors: Jordan University of Science and Technology
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hernandez Gifford
Area of Interest: Reproductive physiology

 

Name: Shiann Burns
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: shianjb@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Madill, OK
Bachelors: Animal Science - Oklahoma State University
Advisor: Dr. Craig Gifford
Area of Interest: Beef cattle

 

Name: Sean Di Stefano
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Range Science
Email: sfperry@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Odessa, TX
Bachelors: Range Science with a Minor in GIS – New Mexico State University
Advisor: Dr. Derek Bailey and Jason Karl
Area of Interest: Oil and gas reclamation

 

Name: Emily Ferranti
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: emferr@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Datil, NM
Bachelors: Animal Science – Oklahoma State University
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hernandez Gifford
Area of Interest: Reproductive physiology

 

Name: Maggie Gannon
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Range Science
Email: mgannon@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Norwalk, CA
Bachelors: Animal Science – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Advisor: Dr. Derek Bailey and Dr. Amy Ganguli
Area of Interest: Cattle grazing behavior

 

Name: Ashley Hansen
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: aahansen@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Muscatine, IA
Bachelors: Animal Science – West Texas A&M University
Advisor: Dr. Laura White
Area of Interest: Equine nutrition

 

Name: Caitlin Hebbert
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: chebbert@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Toyahhvale, TX
Bachelors: Animal Sciences – West Texas A&M University 
Advisor: Dr. Sergio Soto - Navarro
Area of Interest: Ruminant nutrition

 

Name: Matthew McIntosh
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Range Science
Email: mattmac@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Lisbon, CT
Bachelors: Animal Science and Bachelor of Art in Fine Art – University of Connecticut
Advisor: Dr. Andres Cibils, Dr. Jerry Holechek, and Dr. Richard Esteel
Area of Interest: Animal-plant interactions, rangeland foraging behavior of domestic ungulates, range animal grazing management and physiology

 

Name: Tatjana Mercado
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Range Science
Email: tmercado@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Sanders, AZ
Bachelors: Range Science - New Mexico State University
Advisor: Dr. Derek Bailey
Area of Interest: Cattle distribution, grazing management, GPS tracking, cattle grazing behavior

 

Name: Michael Meyers
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Range Science
Email: meyeres75@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Toas, NM
Bachelors: Range Science - New Mexico State University
Advisor: Dr. Amy Ganguli
Area of Interest: Range ecology, and fire behavior

 

Name: Brandon Meyerhoff
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: brandonm@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Las Angeles, CA
Bachelors: New Mexico State University
Advisor: Dr. Eric Scholljegerdes
Area of Interest: Ruminant Nutrition, Chemistry, and Biochemistry

 

Name: Michael Millward
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Range Science
Email: millw2@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Bicknell, UT
Bachelors: Brigham Young University Idaho
Advisor: Dr. Derek Bailey
Area of Interest: Rangeland Science

 

Name: Jennifer Murphy
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: jmurph95@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Bachelors: Animal Science - Texas A&M University
Advisor: Dr. Glenn Duff
Area of Interest: Dairy Calf Nutrition

 

Name: Leeland Murray
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Agriculture Biology
Email: leeland9@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Eagle, ID
Bachelors: Colorado State University
Advisor: Dr. Erik Lehnhoff
Area of Interest: Invasive Plant Ecology, Habitat Management, and Restoration Ecology

 

Name: Shelemia Nyamurekung’e
Degree currently pursuing: PhD in Range Science
Email: shelemia@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania
Masters: Range Science – New Mexico State University
Bachelors: Animal Science and Agricultural Business – Arkansas State University
Advisor: Dr. Andres Cibils
Area of Interest: Animal-Plant Interactions, Rangeland Foraging Behavior of Domestic Ungulates

 

Name: Alyssa Oats
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: aeoast@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Chillicothe, OH
Bachelors: Animal Science - Kansas State University
Advisor: Dr. Laura White
Area of Interest: Equine nutrition

 

Name: Eben Oosthuyseen
Degree currently pursuing: PhD in Animal Science
Email: evbenret@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
Masters: Animal Science – New Mexico State Univeristy
Bachelors: Animal Science – University of Pretoria, South Africa
Advisor: Dr. Clint Loest, Dr. Eric Scholljegerdes, and Dr. Mike Hubbert
Area of Interest: Alternative management practices to improve feedlot receiving calf health in preparation for the soon anticipated restriction on antibiotic use in food producing animals. The use of blood gas analysis as a possible diagnostic tool to identify calves’ more susceptible to pneumonia forms is the basis of his research.

 

Name: Stacia Prosser
Degree currently pursuing: PhD in Animal Science
Email: sprosser@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Milford, CT
Masters: Animal Science – New Mexico State Univerity
Bachelors: Animal Science – University of Connecticut
Advisor: Dr. Ryan Ashley
Area of Interest: Early pregnancy maintenance in livestock, immunology of pregnancy

 

Name: Jorge A. Rodela
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: jrod7583@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Fabens, TX
Bachelors: Animal Science – Sul Ross State University
Advisor: Dr. Sergio Soto - Navarro
Area of Interest: Ruminant nutrition

 

Name: Shelby Rosasco
Degree currently pursuing: PhD in Animal Science
Email: srosasco@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Jamestown, CA
Masters: New Mexico State University
Bachelors: California State University, Fresno (Fresno State)
Advisor: Dr. Adam Summers
Area of Interest: Reproductive physiology focused on beef cattle and heifer development

 

Name: Cheyenne Robinson
Degree currently pursuing: PhD in Animal Science
Email: clr1145@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Cottonwood, AZ
Masters: Animal Science – Oklahoma State University
Bachelors: Animal Science – University of Arizona
Advisor: Dr. Ryan Ashley
Area of Interest: Maintenance of early pregnancy in livestock – placental development, fetal-maternal communication

 

Name: U. Alejandro Sanchez
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: ulises91@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Chihuahua, Mexico
DVM: Medico Veterinario Zootecnista
Masters: Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonia Narro
Advisor: Dr. Sergio Soto - Navarro
Area of Interest: Ruminant nutrition

 

Name: Jeremy Schallner
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Range Science
Email: schalln@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Enid, OK
Bachelors: Natural Resource Ecology and Management – Oklahoma State University
Advisor: Dr. Amy Ganguli
Area of Interest: Landscape and plant community ecology, ecosystem and environmental hydrology

 

Name: Kathryn Smith
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: ksmith92@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Pittsburg, TX
Bachelors: Animal Science - Texas A&M University
Advisor: Dr. Shanna Ivey
Area of Interest: Rumen Microbiology

 

Name: Dave Stricklan
Degree currently pursuing: PhD in Range Science
Email: daves58@nmnsu.edu
Hometown: Arco, ID
Masters: Brigham Young University
Advisor: Dr. Andres Cibils
Area of Interest: Range ecology

 

Name: Colin Tobin                                                                              
Degree currently pursuing: PhD in Range Science
Email: cttobin@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Wessington Springs, SD
Masters: South Dakota State University
Bachelors: South Dakota State University
Advisor: Dr. Derek Bailey
Area of Interest: Rangeland health and livestock production

 

Name: Susana Urias
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: surias@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Bachelors: Animal Sciences (Equine emphasis) – New Mexico State University
Advisor: Dr. Sergio Soto - Navarro
Area of Interest: Ruminant nutrition, veterinary medicine

 

Name: Jesus Joaquin Figueroa Zamudio
Degree currently pursuing: M.S. in Animal Science
Email: jjfigz@nmsu.edu
Hometown: Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Bachelors: Universidad de Sonora
Advisor: Dr. Sergio Soto - Navarro
Area of Interest: Ruminant nutrition