People

Current lab members

Christopher C. Witt, PI

Curator of Birds & Director, Museum of Southwestern Biology

Professor, Department of Biology, UNM

Ph.D. Louisiana State University, 2004

B. A. College of the Atlantic, 1997


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Ethan Linck, NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Ph.D. University of Washington, 2019

B.A. Reed College, 2013


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Jessie Williamson, Ph.D. Candidate

M.S. UNM, 2019

B.A. Middlebury College, 2012.5


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Chauncey Gadek, Ph.D. Student

M.S. UNM, 2019

B.S. UNM, 2016


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Oona Takano, Ph.D. Student

M.S. Texas A&M University, 2016

B.S. University of Florida, 2010


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Peter Mattison, Ph.D. Student

M.S. Cornell University, 2006

B.A. Cornell University, 2000


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Marialejandra Castro-Farías, M.S. Student

B.S. Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2017


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Dani Wiley, Undergraduate Researcher



Andy Johnson, Collections Manager for MSB Division of Birds

M.S. University of Alaska


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Matthew Baumann, MSB Birds Research Associate

M.S. UNM, 2014


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Donna Schmitt, MSB Birds Research Associate



Greg Schmitt, MSB Birds Research Associate


Sandy Williams, MSB Birds Research Associate




Selected lab alums

Robert W. Dickerman, Curator Emeritus, MSB Division of Birds, 2007-2015

Benefactor, specimen preparator, mentor, role model (1926-2015)




Tina Guo, Undergraduate Researcher 2018-2020


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LyAndra Lujan, Post-Bac Researcher 2019-2020

B.S. UNM 2019

Current PhD Student, Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon


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Selina Bauernfeind, Post-bac PREP Fellow 2017-2019

Current M.S. Student, Department of Computer Science, UNM



Lisa Barrow, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2018

Current President's Postdoctoral Scholar at Ohio State University

Incoming Assistant Professor of Biology, UNM & Curator of the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles, Museum of Southwestern Biology


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Rosario Marroquin-Flores, Post-bac PREP Fellow 2016-2017

Current Ph.D. student at Illinois State University


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Paxton Cruz, Undergraduate Researcher 2017-2018





John Ford, Undergraduate Researcher 2017-2018




Andrea Chavez, UNM M.S. 2016

Wildlife, Fish, and Rare Plants Program Manager for the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, U.S. Forest Service



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Ariel Gaffney, UNM M.S. 2016

Current Forensic Ornithologist at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Forensics Lab


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Libby Beckman, UNM Ph.D. 2016

Current Postdoctoral Fellow at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley


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Natalie Wright, UNM Ph.D. 2015

Current Assistant Professor of Biology, Kenyon College


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C. Jonathan Schmitt, UNM M.S. 2015 & UNM B.S. 2012

Current Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University


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Spencer Galen, UNM M.S. 2014

Current Postdoctoral Fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel

Incoming Assistant Professor at University of Scranton


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Phred Benham, UNM M.S. 2012

Current Postdoctoral Fellow at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley


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Shane DuBay, UNM M.S. 2012

Current Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan


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Sabrina McNew, Post-Bac Researcher

Current Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell Lab of Ornithology



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Matt Jones, UNM B.S. 2011

Current Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University


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Adrienne Raniszewski, Curatorial Technician, MSB Division of Birds

Current Collections Associate & Staff Coordinator at MSB Division of Mammals


Matt Graus, Post-Bac researcher, UNM B.S. 2009

Current Ph.D. Student, Department of Pathology, UNM


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Laura Pagés-Barceló, Post-Bac Researcher

Current Environmental Educator at the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program



Stacey Scroggs, UNM B.S. 2009

Current Ph.D. Student, Department of Biology, New Mexico State University


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Doug Whelan, UNM B.S. 2010




Matthew Segura, UNM B.S. 2014, Post-Bac Researcher

Current M.S. Student, UNM




Sebastian Restrepo-Cruz, UNM B.S. 2015, Post-Bac Researcher

Current Research Technician at Cancer Research and Treatment Center at UNM




Cole Wolf, UNM B.S. 2014

Current Ph.D. Student at the University of Montana


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Bethany Abrahamson, UNM M.S. 2014, UNM B.S. 2012

Current Zookeeper at the ABQ Biopark




Gerald Bustos, UNM B.S. 2009





Jennifer Clark, UNM B.S. 2012, Post-Bac Researcher





Monica Lucero, UNM B.S. 2008

Current Biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species



Matthew O'Donnell, Post-graduate Research Associate





Iris Olivas, UNM B.S. 2013

Current Post-baccalaureate IRTA, Rocky Mountain Laboratories




Julie Padilla, UNM B.S. 2016



Erika Pohl, UNM B.S. 2013

Current Emergency Veterinarian at Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency & Rehabilitation Hospital



Angelica Portillo, UNM B.S. 2014




Liana Schmader, UNM B.S. 2011





Sarah Marie Sheldon, UNM B.S. 2008

Current M.S. Student at Cal State San Marcos


Ashley Smiley, UNM B.S. 2013 and Post-Bac Researcher

Current Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley


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Rosie Steinberg, UNM B.S. 2013

Current Ph.D. Candidate at the University of New South Wales, Australia


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Sarah Swiderek, UNM B.S. 2011

Current Family Medicine Resident, UNM School of Medicine




Raymond VanBuskirk, UNM B.S. 2014

Owner and Lead Guide at BRANT Tours; Sales & Marketing Manager at Redstart Birding



Geneva Williams, UNM B.S. 2009

Current Ph.D. Student at Washington University St. Louis





Nicholas R. Wilson, Post-Bac Researcher