I am an environmental educator and conservation biologist currently seeking a PhD program. I have experience working on numerous wildlife population surveys in restored riparian corridors along the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, including monitoring small mammals, snakes, bats, and monarchs. Additionally, I have trained and managed volunteer citizen scientists of all ages to assist in my projects.
My future research goals are to understand anthropogenic impacts on species biodiversity in order to inform more sustainable urban development, forestry, and agricultural land use practices. Additionally, I hope to build bridges between scientists and local communities that will equip future generations with a greater appreciation and concern for the environment.
When I’m not teaching or “doing” science, I enjoy cooking, biking, hiking, and watching Blue Jays baseball.