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PhD Candidate in Integrative Biology, Michigan State University

I am currently a PhD Candidate at Michigan State University where my long-standing appreciation for weird biology has led me to studying some of the most bizarre animals on the planet. Before joining MSU, I worked on several wildlife research projects throughout North and South America, including studying the population dynamics of ground squirrels at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, fringe-lipped bats in Panama at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and endangered marsh birds with USGS in the Bay Area. In addition to my love for fieldwork, I am passionate about science writing and volunteer as editor-in-chief for the Scientista Foundation. I especially enjoy making science more accessible through outreach and SciComm, and will be focusing on science journalism full-time after graduation.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Michigan State University


  • 2012 
    Vanderbilt University, BA