Urban Wildlife & Conservation Education Lab
Dr. Janel Ortiz (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Pomona in the Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and the Department of Biological Sciences.
Dr. Ortiz completed a diversity postdoctoral fellowship at the University of San Diego in the Department of Biology. She earned her Ph.D. in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in May 2018. Prior to that, she completed her M.S. in Biology and a certificate in GIS from Cal State LA. She is a graduate of UC Davis with a B.S. in Animal Science. She is most interested in engaging students in nature through formal and informal learning environments.
Our research findings fit a variety of journals because of our multi-disciplinary approach to research. From science and biology education to wildlife science, find the most recent publications here!