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Amanda Gobeli, 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Amanda Gobeli as the new associate in quail studies.
Gobeli is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo.
“Amanda will be working with AgriLife Extension agents and other ‘students of quail’ in the quest to reverse the decline of quail,” said Dr. Dale Rollins, state coordinator for Texas A&M AgriLife’s Reversing the Quail Decline Initiative at San Angelo.
Gobeli recently earned a master’s degree in environmental science with an emphasis on avian conservation biology from the University of North Texas at Denton. She also earned a bachelor’s in environmental science from Winthrop University at Rock Hill, South Carolina.
She was able to work closely with landowners while conducting quail work at the University of North Texas, which included call counts, habitat studies, and trapping and tracking quail.
Gobeli served as a teaching assistant at the University of North Texas and worked as a summer camp counselor for the North Texas Land Scholars youth camp. She also completed service as a volunteer trainer at the University of North Texas quail research program.
Gobeli succeeds Becky Ruzicka, who resigned in order to pursue her doctorate.