Broadly, I'm interested in using knowledge about animal behavior to inform conservation efforts.
I’m an ecologist with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and a Research Associate at Memorial University. 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.