Graduate Students

Kelsie Field

Kelsie completed a double major from the University of Montana Western (Dillon, MT) where she learned about and fell in love with natural resources. She worked as a Hydrological Technician for the U.S. Forest Service from 2017 to 2020. She brings a great deal of hydrology and fisheries biology to the project. She begins her research summer 2020 to characterize habitat of the Gila Chub throughout the San Francisco River in the Gila National Forest.

Lauren Flynn

Since graduating from Whitman College in 2011, Lauren has snorkeled the Entiat River in Washington, jet-boated the Susitna River in Alaska, rafted the Yellowstone and Smith rivers in Montana, and horse-packed into Mystery Lake in Wyoming-all in the pursuit of salmonid conservation. She started work on her Master's degree in January 2017, studying the impacts of brown trout on Rio Grande Cutthroat trout.

Ben Armstrong

Ben graduated from Western State Colorado University in 2014 without a clue of what he wanted to do with his new Biology degree. He got lucky, and landed a job with Colorado Parks and Wildlife as their Native Aquatic Species Technician. On day one, after chasing down Colorado Pikeminnow from a raft, he knew he had found his passion. He is continuing his pursuit of becoming a native fisheries biologist by working toward a Masters degree to establish the efficacy of using an all male (YY) population of Brook Trout as a conservation tool to extirpate wild populations of Brook Trout.

Jane Trujillo

Shortly after graduating from Green Mountain College in 2010, Jane found her passion for fisheries management in southwestern Utah. Jane currently works to enhance sportfishing throughout New Mexico and restore habitat for native salmonids as the Coldwater Fisheries Biologist for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. She has also worked to conserve critically endangered fishes native to the Virgin and San Juan Rivers. In August 2019, she started work on her Master of Science degree studying rainbow trout natal origin, food web dynamics, and survival in Eagle Nest Lake.