Silverio Avila is from Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He obtained his bachelors degree in Forestry from Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro (UAAAN) in Saltillo, Mexico. He obtained his masters degree in Range and Wildlife from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, looking at different season of prescribed burning effects on Gulf prairies and marshes vegetation. He is currently working on his dissertation research where his goal is to assess usable space for bobwhite quail in a pasture that is continuously grazed with flexibility to defer grazing to meet bobwhite habitat structure requirements. He will do this by looking at cattle grazing distribution, bobwhite quail abundance and utilizing UAV imagery to model vegetation structure. He began his doctorate in Spring of 2020 and plans to complete his degree by Fall of 2023.