imageI 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.