Mireya Bejarano graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. During her time at Davis, she gained valuable experience as a research assistant for two different campus research centers. At the Road Ecology Center, she assisted in research related to wildlife connectivity and wildlife-vehicle collisions and additionally assisted in research related to community led restoration projects while working at the Center for Community and Citizen Science. Through these experiences, she gained skills with data collection, data analysis, literature reviews, and strengthened her writing and animal identification skills. More recently, she just spent 3 months in Nevada, working as a field technician assisting with research related to the Greater Sage Grouse and their courtship displays. She hopes to use her education and past skills and experiences to help conserve native wildlife. During her free time she enjoys reading, playing video games and building lego sets.