College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Arlene Garcia-Marquez, an expert in animal well-being, has been named a research assistant professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences, effective May 23. The Presidio native indicated she is interested in continuing her research efforts in animal well-being, behavior and physiology. Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Garcia-Marquez served as an assistant professor of animal science at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Earlier, she worked as a research associate and equestrian center interim director at Texas Tech. She also served as veterinary technician program director at Vista College in Lubbock, and a veterinary technician at Texas A&M University-College Station. Garcia-Marquez received her bachelor's degree in animal health management from Sul Ross State University. Her master's degree and doctorate in animal science are from Texas Tech. In addition, she is a licensed veterinary technician, and a Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) certified auditor.