Cole Bleke is a Ph.D. candidate at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, studying pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana). He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in 2014. Following that Cole spent a few years gaining experience in the wildlife field by working several seasonal jobs across the western United States. His interests include landscape and restoration ecology, invasive species policy and management, and ruminant nutrition and ecology. Cole plans to use his experience and education to work towards a career in the natural resources and conservation profession.
Intern Year(s): 2021
Location: Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area
Program: Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP)
Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service