I am an ecologist conducting interdisciplinary research aimed at conservation problem solving. By working at the intersection of science, management, and community, I aim to improve recovery outcomes for threatened wildlife to support thriving ecosystems. Most of my work focuses on amphibian conservation, disease ecology, and wildlife reintroductions.
I am a Researcher in the Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Research Scientist in the Goldberg Lab at Washington State University. I am also a Switzer Fellow.
I have worked in the government, nonprofit, academic, and private sectors, specializing in endangered species policy and management, disease ecology, amphibian biology, and natural history. My field work has spanned diverse ecosystems—from Mexico's Sonoran Desert to the Boreal Forests of Canada, and from California's Channel Islands to the state's unique streams and vernal pools, to aquatic ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park.