Brooke Poplin is a graduate student from the University of North Texas pursuing her Biology M.S. For her master’s thesis, she is studying the social behavior of Harris’s Hawks in the Rio Grande Valley using VHF radio transmitters in conjunction with direct behavioral observations. Brooke has been interested in ornithology since her early undergrad days as she became involved with multiple avian research projects in north Texas. Perhaps, the most exciting were studies on the behavior of the American Kestrel and breeding ecology of the Painted Bunting. Her ultimate career goal is to pursue a career as a raptor biologist, one day becoming a professor to help inspire diversity in the world of ecology.