I am currently a PhD student in the Program in Ecology at the University of Wyoming with the Merkle Research Group. Previously, I was an Environmental Scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, where I conducted wildlife and habitat monitoring on state lands and investigated wildlife use of highway underpasses. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology (2019) from the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests are focused on wildlife movement and community ecology. My passion for wildlife and the outdoors stemmed from growing up in southwest Colorado, where I spent my summers working as a horse guide in the Rocky Mountain backcountry.
My PhD research is part of a collaborative effort with the National Parks Service and focuses on investigating the movement strategies and community interactions of 5 sympatric ungulates (bison, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, and pronghorn) in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. I aim to help improve understanding of why such a large diversity of migration and movement strategies exist among these ungulates and contribute to their conservation and management.
My CV can be found here.