Brittany Pulcini is a graduate student at Eastern New Mexico University currently earning her master's in Biology. Brittany is from Tucumcari, New Mexico and felt that Eastern was, "close to where she lived, more affordable, and it was the best choice." Brittany was always interested in science and, "learning about the world we live in and how it changes." Brittany hopes to help increase population among animals as well as better educate the public on animals that are seen as aggressive or hostile. Brittany loves all animals and doesn't have a specific species she wants to study, as long as she can help the animals.
Dr. Filbrun and Dr. Molly as well as high school science teacher Andrea Rinestien were teachers that helped Brittany throughout school. Brittany wants to work with animal conservation in zoos and aquariums, watching the animal's behaviors to increase population. Brittany's goal is to bring awareness and to better educate the public about animals that get a bad reputation. Brittany recommends to all students interested in her field of study, "If you are given the opportunity to go out on the field, even if it's not in your field of study, take it." Brittney said that the hardest part about working in the field is getting the permissions to conduct the study and to be allowed access on land, however, once on the field she said," being able to go and collect your data on the field is the most rewarding part."
Brittany said her favorite part of being a Greyhound is, "Being able to have one on one relationships with professors and being able to have connections with staff." Her favorite part of campus is the Golden Student Success Center because it is a great place to study for her exams. Brittany said that she enjoys that Eastern is a, "smaller school and I didn't have to worry about getting used to a big town." When Brittney isn't working on a study or out in the field she is a circus performer in the Clovis Circus Troop. Brittany said, "I love it, I do hula hooping, Poi, and silk fans." Circus performing allows Brittany to tap into her creative side and work on new skills outside of the classroom.