I am an ornithologist/ecologist with interests in biogeochemistry, tropical ecology, and freshwater ecology (to name a few). My research mainly focuses on understanding wildlife responses to anthropogenic change and subsequent impacts on ecosystem functioning. I am largely motivated by issues of conservation and sustainability, and strive to conduct basic and applied research that improves the way we understand and protect biodiversity.

I am currently a PhD student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Cornell University advised by Dr. Alex Flecker. I received my BS in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Terrestrial Ecology from Western Washington University. Prior to my PhD, I worked as a GIS Lead for Cascade Water Alliance, a municipal water supply corporation in the Puget Sound region. I have worked various outdoor jobs in the past, and find much of my inspiration out in the field. I grew up in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State and will always call the Pacific Northwest home.

Ithaca, NY, 5/16/2021

Elwha River, WA https://revitalization.org/article/elwha-river-ecology-bursts-with-new-life-following-dam-removals-in-washington/

Nooksack River, WA 12/10/2018 https://www.americanrivers.org/2019/12/eagles-salmon-and-a-free-flowing-river/

Brazilian Merganser (Mergus octosetaceus), Patrocínio, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Photo by Claudia Brasileiro

Glacier NP, 8/20/2020