Frank Cartaya joined Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute in 2009 as a field technician. His main research focus is field observations on endangered species on U.S. military installations with an emphasis on endangered migratory song birds and endangered birds of prey. In 10 years, Frank has done field work in multiple military bases including Redstone Arsenal, Fort Hood, Camp Bullis Fort Sam Houston, White Sands Missile Range and Cannon Airforce Base.
He has received a Bachelor of Science in zoology at Auburn University and received a graduate certificate in military sustainability at Texas A&M University. Frank enjoys visiting southwestern state and national parks and as a passion for wildlife photography.