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Organization

UC Davis

Position

Junior Specialist

Current Location

Davis, CA

Hometown

Albemarle, NC

Websites/Social Media

Personal Interests

  • fishing
  • Hunting
  • traveling
  • DJ
  • and Cooking

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Government
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Oceans and Marine Conservation
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Quality or Watershed Management
  • Wildlife, Ornithology, Endangered or Threatened Species

Strengths

  • Achiever
  • Communication
  • Discipline
  • Focus
  • Learner
  • Responsibility

Nyob Zoo (Hello)! My Hmong name is Ntaj which means sword. In 2016, I graduated from North Carolina State University majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation Biology and minor in Applied Ecology. I have almost worked in all field of fisheries ecology from streams, reservoirs, and coastal ecosystems. My focus is fish ecology and fisheries management. During my undergraduate I worked for NC State Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program doing stream ecology all over NC and Puerto Rico. After my graduation I landed a job for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Red Bluff, California monitoring juvenile Chinook Salmon and Green Sturgeon in the Sacramento River. Currently, I am working for University of California, Davis as a Junior Specialist in Fangue and Rypel Lab.

UF DDCSP Mentorship Program

Mentee: Emma Riley

Awards:

Southern Division American Fisheries Society Best Student Subunit Award, New Bern, NC

Thomas L. Quay Wildlife and Natural Resources Experiential Learning Award

Charles S. and Edith K. Sullivan Endowed Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Scholarship

North Carolina State University Student Fisheries Society Women's and Minority Travel Award Scholarship

Southern Division American Fisheries Society Best Student Subunit Award, Savannah, GA

North Carolina State University Student Fisheries Society Undergraduate Vice President

North Carolina State University Student Fisheries Society Undergraduate Travel Award Scholarship

North Carolina State University Student Fisheries Society Service Award

Publication:

Ivasauskas, T.J., W.N. Xiong, A.C. Engman, J.R. Fischer, T.J. Kwak, and K.R. Rundle. 2017. Relationships among catch, angler satisfaction, and fish assemblage characteristics of an urban small impoundment fishery. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 4: 31-38.

Presentation:

Ecological Society of America Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2016. Wilson Ntaj Xiong, Augustin C. Engman, Jesse R. Fischer, Michael Walter, Adriane O. Gill, Crystal S. Lee Pow, Harry V. Daniels, Jaime Collazo and Thomas J. Kwak. 2016. The Diet Composition of Caribbean Estuarine Predatory Fishes. 101st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, ESA Exhibit Hall, Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, FL. August 9.

Joint meeting North Carolina and Virginia American Fisheries Society, Danville, VA 2016. Wilson N. Xiong, Tomas J. Ivasaukas, Jesse R. Fischer, Thomas J. Kwak, James D. Wehbie, Spencer T. Gardner, and Kirk R. Rundle. 2016. Recreational Angler Catch, Effort, and Satisfaction in an Urban Setting. 27th Annual Meeting of the NC & VA Chapters of the American Fisheries Society, Institute for Advanced Learning & Research, Danville, VA. March 15-17.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Program Poster Symposium, Raleigh, NC 2015. Wilson Ntaj Xiong, Augustin C. Engman, Jesse R. Fischer, Michael Walter, Adriane O. Gill, Crystal S. Lee Pow, Harry V. Daniels, Jaime Collazo, Thomas J. Kwak. 2015. Diet Composition of Caribbean Estuarine Predatory Fishes of Puerto Rico. 2015. Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Poster Symposium, David Clark Lab lobby, NC. November 10.