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Assistant Professor     Since Spring 2019

Department of Biological Sciences

San Jose State University

Duncan Hall 252 (office)

email Jessica.Castillo-Vardaro[at]

Academic Advising Information


PhD, Wildlife Science     2015

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Oregon State University

Population genetics of American pika (Ochotona princeps): Investigating gene flow and genetic diversity across multiple, complex landscapes

Clinton W. Epps, Major Professor


Graduate Certificate in College and Undergraduate Teaching     2015

Oregon State University

B.S., Conservation and Resource Studies     2008

Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

University of California Berkeley

Endangered feces: An analysis of predator diets at Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Justin Brashares, Honors Thesis Advisor

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