Broadly, I'm interested in the behaviors of group living animals, personality, and conservation.
I’m a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia working with Josie Hughes, Eliot McIntire, and Cole Burton. 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.
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.