I completed a M.S. in Conservation Ecology and Environmental Informatics at the University of Michigan in 2016, where I collaborated with Dr. Holekamp and Dr. Bobbi Low to study social behavior in striped hyenas (Hyaena hyaena). Then I moved to Kenya to work as a Research Assistant for the Hyena Project for a year. In 2017, I joined the lab as a Ph.D. student to study how different livestock grazing strategies affect carnivore space use and livestock depredation. Through my research and coursework, I hope to develop strong skills in statistical and spatial analyses.
Additionally, I am passionate about public outreach. I have served as a graduate teaching assistant for six semesters, worked in the Education Department at Potter Park Zoo (Lansing, Michigan) for four years, and have been featured in “Brothers and Sisters” by Offspring Films and on The Daily Planet. My spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) videos have been featured on two television programs. To see my YouTube channel, click here.