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Tutor Spotlight: Collin Funkhouser

My name is Collin Funkhouser and I am a graduate student from Missouri. I received my undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology with a minor in Marine Sciences from Missouri State University in 2010. I have been involved in several areas of research, including alligator snapping turtles, white tailed deer, invasive snails, fish, and bats. I have worked as an Aquarist caring for, cleaning, and diving in tanks of fish, alligators, birds, snakes, and turtles. My current area of research is focused on the reproductive biology and feeding of endangered species of freshwater snails in New Mexico and Texas. I will be continuing my education in January 2014 at the University of Texas at Arlington to pursue a PhD in Quantitative Biology. I have been a tutor with the TECHniques Center since the summer of 2012. Since that time, I have had the pleasure of working with great counselors and amazing students. With an open atmosphere and a drive to take on challenges in new ways, I find myself striving to better myself as a tutor and a student. The TECHniques Center offers more than help with courses. The TECHniques center is a place to work on course work, develop new skills for life after the classroom, and plan for the future. It’s the focus on fostering the whole student, which makes working at the TECHniques Center so great.