University of California
Project Learning Tree Coordinator, Northern CaliforniaCooperative Extension Tehama County
1754 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Jonelle Mason’s dedication for wildlife and our natural world motivated her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology. Beginning her career with some of the largest animals on the planet, she used animal training to influence thousands of people throughout the country. As a Master Herpetologist, Jonelle studied reptiles and amphibians extensively while also maintaining a special admiration for these generally unloved creatures. She spends her free time volunteering at a local reptile rescue, community preservation projects and a wildlife rehabilitation center. After working with exotic animals for over a decade, Jonelle joined the Project Learning Tree team, combining her fierce love for nature and environmental education.