Staff and Graduate Students

Forbes Biological Station Staff, September 2022. Therin Bradshaw, Auriel Fournier, Mindy Lowers, Chelsea Kross, Josh Osborn and Andy Gilbert

Full-Time Staff

Auriel M.V. Fournier – Director, Forbes Biological Station –

Josh M. Osborn – Facilities Manager/Wetland Bird Ecologist –

Andrew D. Gilbert – Waterfowl Ecologist –

Therin M. Bradshaw – Wetland Bird Ecologist –

Elizabeth A. Beilke – Applied Ecologist –

Abigail G. Blake-Bradshaw – Postdoc –

Mindy E. Lowers – Office Administrator –

Stephen P. Havera –  Waterfowl Ecologist, Emeritus –

Aaron P. Yetter – Waterfowl Ecologist, Emeritus –

Graduate Students

Lauren Monopoli – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, PhD Candidate

Nicole Pietrunti – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MS Student

Interested in grad school or being a technician at Forbes?

We advertise all our technician positions on the Texas A&M Job Board.

Graduate student positions will also be advertised on the Texas A&M Job Board, but Auriel does not anticipate bringing on additional students until Spring Semester 2025. Interested students are encouraged to contact Auriel ( ahead of time to discuss Masters and PhD opportunities. Auriel most frequently advises students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.