In Profile: NRM's Angie Reid takes the heat of an adventurous science career
Angie Reid expanded her world of science, making the most of her Texas Tech experience before graduating in 2007 by double majoring in range management and wildlife and fisheries management. She also minored in natural history and humanities, biology and animal science.
"I learned to look at nature with an eye for drawing and creative writing instead of just under a microscope," said the fire ecologist for Tallahassee's Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
These days her time is split between both indoor and outdoor work that includes managing the lab, data processing, conducting prescribed fires for research purposes, species composition and other sampling that relates to how fire impacts the ecosystem.
"I would say the most important things I gained from my time at Texas Tech were time management, leadership and networking skills," Reid said. "As soon as I arrived at Texas Tech, I jumped in head first and became involved in any and all clubs that interested me."
While at Texas Tech, Reid was involved in many organizations, including Eta Omicron Nu, the Texas Tech Chapter of the Society for Range Management, Agri-Techsans, AgPals and Cultural Diversity Committee. Reid said her education at Texas Tech expanded beyond the classroom. Along with studying wildlife biology in Kenya, she canoed down the Missouri River, following the path of Lewis and Clark, took Maymester classes at the Junction campus for ornithology and mammalogy and attended conferences across the country each year to compete with Range Plant ID and learn about new research.
After touring schools across the nation, Reid said she came to Texas Tech because of her major and the friendly atmosphere felt on campus. The personal attention she received during her campus visit gave her the confidence that she could expect the same throughout her education. "I received a traditional education with adventure and real-world experience to boot," Reid said. "I was constantly challenged and never bored. Tech provided me with all the opportunities I could have wanted."
Reporting by Zoe Bell
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