University of Illinois Student Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association

Chapter Mission Statement:

Our mission is to acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, conservation, research, and interactions with humans, domestic animals, and zoological species.

We will achieve this by bringing together students, researchers, veterinarians, health professionals, and others passionate about the area of wildlife health and disease.

Number of members: 65

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Matt Allender (DVM, MS, Ph.D, Diplomate ACZM)
Position, Research interests: Clinical Assistant Professor, wildlife epidemiology

Address: 3846 BSB, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL

Telephone: 217-265-0320



President: Darcy Stephenson (
VP: Kristina Condos
Treasurer: Allison Dianis
Secretary: Nicole Staton
Social Media Coordinator: Michelle Beermann
Lecture/Lab Committee: Tony Bieser
Class of 2019 Rep: Megan Britton
Class of 2020 Rep: Sarah Wright