Tucker Walton Biography



Tucker Walton is a senior from Tulsa, Oklahoma studying biology at the University of Oklahoma. After taking field herpetology at the OU Biological station in the summer of 2013, Tucker decided to continue his herpetological studies. He began working in the Siler herpetology lab in the fall of 2014. For as long as he can remember Tucker has enjoyed working with amphibians and reptiles. He has spent many summers searching for snakes with his brothers near his lodge on Spavinaw Creek in northeastern Oklahoma. Tucker has a wide range of biological interests, but he particularly enjoys studying the evolution and behavior of amphibians and reptiles. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he plans to move west and begin working towards a master’s degree. Because of his love of fieldwork, he would like to pursue a career that involves being outside and learning more about the world’s diverse fauna.

Tucker is a re-founding father of Pi Kappa Phi at OU and has been heavily involved in his fraternity’s University Sing and Sooner Scandals productions during his college career. Outside of school, he likes to spend his time kayaking, snowboarding, playing ultimate frisbee, camping and hiking. When at his parents’ home in Tulsa, he loves spending time with his four dogs, five chickens and goose. Animals have always been an important part of Tucker’s life, and he is thrilled to get the chance to further his zoological understanding during his time in our lab.