Nicki Frey received her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Management from West Virginia University in 1996. After working in this profession for a couple of years she moved to Logan, Utah to work on her graduate degree at Utah State University. She accomplished both her Master's degree and PhD in Wildlife Biology, working with the Jack H. Berryman Institute. Dr. Frey began working for Utah State University Extension as a Wildlife Specialist in October 2004, in Cedar City, Utah. Briefly, her responsibilities include helping private and public landowners solve wildlife management conflicts, conducting research on wildlife management and predator-prey interactions to assist with problem resolution, teaching at Southern Utah University, and providing youth and adult public outreach education opportunities.