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Connor Tracey


Hello! I’m Connor Tracey, a senior in the Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources program. My focus is in Ornithology and avian conservation. I’ve performed songbird banding in West Virginia and New Mexico, conducted bird surveys and nest monitoring along the Rio Grande, worked with frogs and turtles for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and worked on a trail crew in Vermont with the Student Conservation Association. Currently, my attention is turned to owl research here in New Jersey. My interests include foraging, birding, camping, photography, and hiking. I’m looking forward to all the great activities and experiences we’ll have this year!

Robert Criollo

Vice President 

Hello! My name is Robert Criollo and I am the current Vice President of Rutgers Wildlife Society. I am majoring in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources with a Certificate in Environmental GIS. Over the summer I had worked as a land steward at the Rutgers EcoPreserve doing trail construction, invasive species management, and more. In the future I hope to become a Wildlife Biologist who researches avian ecology. My hobbies include birding, hiking, and drawing occasionally.

Nina Cardenas


Hello everyone, I’m Nina and I’m majoring in Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources. All my life I’ve had a connection with nature and a deep love for animals. My dream is to help with environmental conservation while enjoying everything nature has to offer. I’m a new board member of The Wildlife Society and I hope to learn so much more about the beauty of wildlife and this organization. I enjoy hiking, birdwatching, traveling and drawing.

Maya Barnes


Hi! My name is Maya and I am a senior majoring in Environmental science. I have always had a lifelong love for all types of wildlife. Being outside in nature has always been my favorite way to spend my time and I also love running, hiking, and playing with any dog I can get my hands on. I hope to further pursue a masters degree in the future, focusing on climate science and eventually work my way through a phd program. I am also a member of the RU seeing eye puppy raising club.  Although I am a new board member for the RU wildlife society, I have never been so excited to be a part of this amazing student organization! This semester is going to be a blast!

Dennis Wang


Hi! My name is Dennis Wang and I’ll be serving as the Webmaster for the Rutgers Chapter of the Wildlife Society. I am a sophomore majoring in Environmental Engineering and minoring in Ecology. Animals have been and continue to be a big part of my life. I’ve always loved watching wildlife and educating myself by visiting zoos and reading current events. At home, I love caring for my dog, birds, and fish. In the future, I hope to become more involved with conservation and wildlife rehabilitation.