Intern & Graduate Student Update

Intern Update

Sara Erby   Sara Erby has been an intern at GSL since May. She is originally from Pineville, Arkansas where she grew up on her family's Black Angus cow/calf operation. She starts her senior year this fall at Arkansas Tech University and will graduate in the spring with a B.S. in Agricultural Business & Animal Science. She was thankful for the chance to intern at GSL over the summer and learn new aspects of ranching and the research process.

Caleigh Iwanski   Caleigh Iwanski started her internship at GSL in May. She grew up in Stockton, Kansas and has been involved with her parents' veterinary clinic and family's cow-calf operation as long as she can remember. She is currently a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Animal Science and Grassland Systems-Grazing Livestock. Caleigh is grateful for the unique opportunity to work as a ranch intern at GSL and has enjoyed all aspects of ranching and research.

Angelica Alcala   Angelica Alcala will be going into her senior year at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo studying Dairy Science with a minor in Rangeland Resources. At GSL, she is working for Mitchell Stephenson as a rangeland intern. She has had the opportunity to assist grad student Kaitlyn Dozler with her virtual fencing research, clip and weigh grass samples from GSL and Barta Brothers Ranch, and work with cattle.

Graduate Student Update

Kailyn Dozler   Kaitlyn Dozler: M.S student from Spalding, NE, is working with Mitch Stephenson and Andrew Little. She received her bachelor's in Fisheries and Wildlife with a minor in Grassland Ecology and Management from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in May 2022. She moved out to the ranch for the summer to start her graduate research. Her research investigates the potential impacts virtual fencing can have on cattle stress, precision grazing strategies, and wildlife.

Nicole Woita   Nicole Woita, M.S. student working with Travis Mulliniks and Kacie McCarthy, successfully defended her thesis and graduated in August. She is currently searching job opportunities.