My work as an ecologist and conservation biologist includes scientific research, teaching, biological consulting, writing, and science outreach. I earned my Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017.
My experience in the field ranges 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 high-elevation 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.