Dr. Allyson Fenwick

Fenwick using a microscope

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Biology. I’m a member of the Center for Wildlife Forensic
Science and Conservation Studies (C-FACS) and of the Center for Research and Education in
Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC). I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the oldest of three
girls. I fell in love with snakes in high school and earned my B.S. in Zoology focusing on Zoo and Aquarium
Science, as well as my B.A. in Theatre from Michigan State University. After deciding zookeeping
wasn’t for me, I earned my M.S. from the University of Texas at Tyler studying phylogenetics of South American
pitvipers. I realized I loved research and teaching and therefore earned my Ph.D. from the University of
Central Florida in Conservation Biology, studying phylogenetics and evolution of all pitvipers. I share my home
with my husband, son and daughter, a cat, six nonvenomous snakes, and a betta.


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