I am interested broadly in the conservation of mammals in tropical island environments, and the use of genomic techniques as a tool for effective conservation. I am potentially hoping to conduct my research in Southeast Asia.
I worked for the U.S. Geological Survey as a field researcher, studying the effects of methyl mercury contamination on the reproductive success of shorebirds in the South San Francisco Bay Area.
In 2010 I worked as a research assistant for the Michigan State University Hyena Project, studying the behavioral ecology of spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta). I conducted research out of a field camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya for ten months, studying hyena social interactions, interspecific carnivore competition, and human-animal conflict.
B.S. in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, 2003-2007