Tristen Zikuhr

Wildlife Biology

A wildlife biology major, Tristen Zikuhr, from Temple, Texas chose West Texas A&M University because of its exemplary wildlife biology programs. WT opened many opportunities for Tristen such as field work and studying the animals he loves. Tristen hopes to become a mammal researcher, with a specific interest in bears, after continuing his college education to get his master’s and doctorate degree. Tristen had moments that he questioned if WT was the right choice. He reflected on these thoughts and decided WT offered many reliable resources to students and the faculty were passionate about their program and students. Tristen wants to give this advice to incoming college students, “College will be scary and hard but don’t be scared to reach out to professors. Professors care and want to see you succeed.”

After using the chemistry and physics Help Lab, Tristen decided he wanted to give back and become a tutor, so he could make a difference in students' lives like his tutors did for him. As a tutor, Tristen has enjoyed interacting with students from other majors. These students give him different perspectives on many topics. Allowing him to further explain curriculum to other students. Tristen is on his way to making an impact in the wildlife biology field with WT guiding his way.

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Tristen Zikuhr