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Current Officers

Meet your officers for 2015-2016

Co-President: Ryann Carter

Ryann is a sophomore at UNM majoring in Conservation Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, and this is her second year as President of BUGS. She loves hiking, photography, watching crime shows, and working with dogs and wildlife.  Ryann has always loved volunteer work, whether it was volunteering for Australia Zoo after her junior year of high school, planning 2015's Wolf Fest at UNM, or working with Defenders of Wildlife and the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Project this past summer. Ryann's interests include marine biology, wildlife conservation, dog training, and evolutionary and forensic anthropology. Ryann is excited to be leading BUGS again this year! Feel free to contact her about any questions or suggestions.

Co-President: Fabiha Sabin

Fabiha is currently a Junior at UNM. She is majoring in Medical Laboratory Science and minoring in psychology. Fabiha is interested in rural medicine, wildlife conservation, human biology and learning about the biodiversity of life. She has volunteered in the Albuquerque Biopark all throughout high school and has a special place in her heart for the aquarium.
Her pastimes include mountain biking, reading Nature Magazine and spontaneous hikes in the Sandias. She can't wait to lead fun activities and bring new opportunities for the members of BUGS this year. You are welcome to contact her with questions or ideas anytime at her e-mail.


Secretary: Aubie Knell

Aubriana “Aubie” Knell is a sophomore at UNM studying sociology with a PreLaw concentration. She was born and raised in Albuquerque. Aubie is in charge of keeping track of meeting attendance, membership applications, and any "point" system the organization decides to keep. She is also available to help out as needed. This is Aubie's second year as an officer of BUGS; last year, she was our Volunteer/Fun Chair and helped to organize fun activities and volunteer schedules for Wolf Fest.

Treasurer: Emily Johnson

Emily is currently a sophomore at UNM. She is majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. Emily is extremely interested in neuroscience and is an avid animal lover. She volunteered with Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico for three years in high school, which was a great opportunity that allowed her to work hands on with animals. Some of her interests include reading, photography, and hiking. Emily was the historian for BUGS last year, and is looking forward to being your treasurer this year! If you have any questions or fundraising ideas, do not hesitate to contact her!

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