Broadly, I'm interested in using knowledge about animal behavior to inform conservation efforts.
I’m an ecologist with Biodiversity Pathways. My work looks at animals' habitat selection, movement, and social behavior patterns and the repercussions from these behaviors. Currently I am looking at these behaviors among caribou across Canada. Furthermore, I am using aspects of this research to develop the Boreal Caribou Range Plan in Labrador.
In 2018, I earned my PhD dual degree in Integrative Biology (formerly Zoology) and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEBB) from Michigan State University where I worked with Dr. Kay Holekamp. My doctoral work focuses on spotted hyena social behavior in Kenya.
My undergraduate degrees in Biology and History were completed at Grinnell College in Iowa.