I am an ecologist and conservation biologist. My work encompasses biological consulting, research support and outreach, scientific research, teaching, writing, and science communication.
I am currently Staff Research Associate at UCSB's Sedgwick Reserve and a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). I earned my Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology from UCSB in 2017.
I have extensive experience in the field, 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 of the Sierra Nevada. I have specialized experience in endangered species policy and management, disease ecology, amphibian biology, and southern California natural history. My scientific research combines methods from natural history, ecology, and history to better understand how new approaches to both emerging and chronic conservation challenges can achieve measurable success.