Broadly, I'm interested in the social behaviors of group living animals, personality, and conservation.
I’m a postdoctoral fellow at Memorial University of Newfoundland working with Eric Vander Wal. My current work is looking at animals' social tendencies and movement patterns and the repercussions from these behaviors. Currently I am looking at these behaviors among wolves but will soon start examining caribou.
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.