2017-2018 Wildlife Society Officers

Jessica Chalfin 


Hi Wildlifers, my name is Jessica and I am a third year Animal Science major. I have always had a passion for nature and the outdoors, but over the years my love for animals has grown. I am hoping to continue my research involving small mammals and one day work for a non-profit organization. Some of my hobbies include hiking, camping, dancing, water skiiing, and wildlife photography of course. I look forward to another exciting year with TWS!

Rich Cain

Chapter Representative 

My name is Rich Cain and I am a second year Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Major. My biggest hobbies/interests include fishing, hiking, hunting, surfing, and photography. I am very interested in waterfowl (ducks and geese) and fisheries conservation. I have spent my whole life moving around the U.S. because my dad was in the Navy, so I have had the opportunity to practice my hobbies in many unique locations. I am very excited to be an officer this year for our amazing club and to get to know you all.

Kaitlin Kozlowski 

Philanthropy Coordinator

Hi everyone! I’m currently a 4th year Animal Science major and English minor who has always had a passion for helping others. I’ve always loved working with animals (especially training dogs) and look forward to pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, and/or wildlife conservation work. I’m quite the bookworm, have fun plying my hand at photography, love to go on adventures such as hiking and camping and wildlife-watching with friends and family, am an active adult volunteer for the 4-H Youth Development Program, and of course, love spending as much time as possible with the animals in my life. This is my first year as a TWS officer, but please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email with questions, or just to say hi!

Beverley Loo 

Internal Public Relations

Hi! I'm a third year Animal Science major specializing in Animal Behavior with a huge love for wildlife rehabilitation and all animals in general. Some of the animals I've worked with are hawks, opossum, squirrels, and foxes! In addition to working with animals, I also enjoy chasing sunsets, trying new recipes, and reading a good book. I'm looking forward to a fantastic year :)

Breanna Scranton 


Hello everyone! My name is Breezy Scranton and I am a second year Animal Science major with a minor in Visual Arts. I have always had a passion for animal welfare which is what pushed me to pursue an animal related career path. In the future I plan on going to veterinary school and working as a companion animal veterinarian . I also hope to donate more of my time to wildlife sanctuaries and shelters in various countries as I just had the time of my life at the Elephant Nature Park and Animal Rescue Kingdom in Thailand! Some of my other hobbies include hiking, painting, playing soccer, and cliff jumping. I am so excited to serve The Wildlife Society this year as Treasurer!

Lindsey Arkangel

Events Coordinator Assistant

Hi everyone! I’m Lindsey Arkangel and I am the Event Coordinator Assistant for The Wildlife Society. I’m a sophomore Animal Sciences major with a passion for wildlife and plan to go to veterinary school sometime in the near future (*crossing my fingers*). I am originally from Japan but moved to Redondo Beach, CA in 2007 and have been in love with California ever since. Some of my hobbies include hiking, playing basketball, going on road trips, and hanging out at the beach. I look forward to meeting you all! :)

Jordan Lara



Hey everyone! My name is Jordan Lara and I am currently a 3rd year here at UC Davis majoring in Animal Biology and Chicano Studies. After graduating, I plan on attending a dual degree program, in which I would get my DVM and my PhD, hopefully in biochemistry. I am passionate about hiking, playing soccer, learning more about the world around me and meeting people.  I was an officer in the club last year and I am extremely excited to see what this year has in store. I cant wait to meet all of you wildlifers and hear about all your "wild" stories.

Jake Trusheim 

Vice President

Howdy folks! I'm a third year majoring in Spanish and Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology. I've worked with a few different species, from the endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog to the wood duck right here on our campus. That being said, my heart will always belong to the seals and sea lions of the Pacific Ocean. When I'm not working with wildlife I enjoy reading, traveling, and playing soccer. Feel free to introduce yourself if you see me around campus! 

Nicholas Carter 


My name is Nick Carter, and I am a third year Evolution and Ecology major with a minor in Classical Civilization. Ultimately, my goal is to work with big cats, such as leopards or tigers, in wildlife reservations overseas; I've always had a passion for the outdoors and animals, and I cannot wait to fulfill this dream! Currently, I work in a research laboratory taking care of mice, tree opossums, the Peromyscus mouse, and prairie voles. My interests include hiking, camping, exercising, and traveling--I love to go new places and learn about the wildlife in the region. I'll be a new officer this year, but I look forward to planning great events and getting to know all y'all!

Vanessa ZoBell 

Events Coordinator

I'm Vanessa ZoBell and I am the Event Coordinator for The Wildlife Society. I am a senior Wildlife, Fish, Conservation Biology with an emphasis in Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from San Diego and love the ocean. Since moving to Davis, I have really enjoyed adventuring in Yosemite, Tahoe, and coastal Northern California beaches. I hope to plan exciting events for UC Davis students and help the community become more involved in the love of nature. Outside of school I enjoy yoga, hiking, kayaking, cliff jumping, and cooking!

Raven Barbera 

Historian/Artist Asst.

Hi TWS! My name is Raven and I am a third-year Animal Science major from Washington with a passion for wildlife! After graduating I plan to go to veterinary school and eventually be involved with conservation and rehabilitation of wildlife. I enjoy gardening and hiking as well as other hobbies including playing tennis, doing graphic design, and playing video games! Feel free to contact me with questions or just to chat!

Christina Pena 

Ext. Public Relations Coordinator

Hi my name is Christina Liliana Pena. I'm a third year Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major. I currently work in a research lab with large mouth bass and chinook salmon as well as a biomedical tech lab. I hope to one day study marine biology, in particular I want to study the affects of pollution on marine mammals.  My hobbies include environmental education outreach, cooking, photography, and long walks up a mountain. ​Hope to see many new faces on the trails and can't wait to share my love of nature with everyone!