Cross Country/Track & Field
2000 - Marshall - Biological Anthropology
The former school record holder at 800 meters, Dwire was a four-year standout on both the Triton cross country and track & field squads. She was twice an All-CCAA selection in cross country, twice went to the NCAA Division III Championships in track & field and was a UCSD Athlete of the Year in 1996-97.
Following the 2000 track season, she and her mother, Jane, biked across the country from Washington to Maine. After that adventure, Dwire moved to the White Mountains in Arizona and began working on the Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project. In November 2001, she accepted a position as a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, working on the same project but based in New Mexico.
That position evolved into what she does today—manager of the Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility, a captive facility that houses wolves waiting to be released. Additionally, Dwire is the liaison between the Service and the entire captive community - which includes 48 zoos and other wildlife sanctuaries in the United States and Mexico that house Mexican wolves for the Service's recovery program. Dwire also does field work, primarily in New Mexico, releasing wolves, tracking radio-collared wolves, and trapping to collar uncollared wolves. She also works on litigation issues for the Service.
While Dwire still runs the occasional 5K for charity, she has mainly taken her competitive running to the trails. She lives with her partner, Liz, and their dog, Lucy, in a house in Albuquerque where she also enjoys hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding.
Added August 18, 2006