M.S. Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science, Guilford College
I am broadly interested in the study of both social and ecological aspects of aquatic conservation and in effectively communicating this research to natural resource managers, students, and the public. At Davis I will be working with telemetry data from a variety of fish species to inform management and conservation. My masters research explored how social and ecological systems change under a changing climate. This research included a qualitative study on climate change perceptions in natural resource management organizations and a quantitative study on the influence of landscape features and climate change on aquatic habitats and fisheries. Additionally, my previous position as a research specialist at the USGS Coop at the University of Arizona involved collaborating with scientists on an international program to standardize freshwater fish sampling methods.