Hunter Holley

Hunter Holley

Research and Administration Program Assistant

Brazos County


  • Master of Science, Ecology & Environmental Systems, University of Vienna, Austria 
  • Bachelor of Art, Modern Languages: German, Texas A&M University
  • Bachelor of Art, Biology, Texas A&M University

Additional Information

Hunter attended Texas A&M University for his undergraduate education. He spent two consecutive summers with the Texas Sea Grant in Costa Rica, assisting with sea turtle conservation ecology field work. He also worked for the Texas Sea Grant as a program aide in 2017, before leaving for his masters. He conducted his masters in ecology and environmental systems, and wrote his thesis on the gut microbiome, namely investigating the role of colonic mucosal biofilms in ulcerative colitis and IBS. He served as a liaison between the main university of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna during his master's project, thereby uniting the Division of Microbial Ecology (DOME) and Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He was published in Gastroenterology and also had images and data presented at the Digestive Disease Week in San Diego as well as at conferences in Austria.  

Hunter currently volunteers at Community First Village in Austin, an organization which builds and provides a community in which people without homes or shelter can live and contribute to a sustainable community. He also shadows in the emergency department at St. David's in Austin.

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