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Andres Vargas

Andres Vargas

  • Graduate Assistant
I am a first-generation Mexican immigrant that grew up in small town Iowa. I am one of the first in my family to get a bachelors and pursue a higher degree. I grew up camping, fishing, and doing many other outdoor activities, which led me to pursue a degree in Animal Ecology. I am in the McNair Program where I gained many research experiences and help graduate school. During my undergrad I took courses in ecology, wildlife biology and plant ecosystems. My experiences in undergrad made want to continue a career in conservation and wildlife biology, I am interested in the interactions between agriculture and conservation practices in Iowa.

Contact Info

Memorial Union
2229 Lincoln Way


  • B.S., Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, 2020

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My interest involves investigating the Prairie STRIPS project and their interactions. Specifically, the interactions between beneficial insects and harmful insects found the STRIPS and crop fields.

I really enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, fishing, food, music, and watching anime. If I am not doing any of these things you can usually find me working out or hanging out with family and friends.

Area of Expertise: Animal Ecology