I am a Ph.D. student in the Geography and Sustainability Sciences department. I received my B.Sc. in Ecological and Environmental Sciences, and my M.Sc. in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh. My previous dissertations focused on the composition of bird communities within two national parks at different latitudes, and the use of species within the tropical treelet genus Inga in agroforestry. My current research takes advantage of my interest in human/wildlife interaction in planning a large-scale network of ecologically restored wildlife corridors throughout Iowa. Outside of my research I am an avid mountain biker, wildlife photographer, and musician.