My academic experiences include earning a Master of Science in Biology at Missouri State University, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Maryland, and an Associate of Arts in General Studies with Science Emphasis from Howard Community College.
I am a wildlife biologist by training, and I am particularly interested in urban wildlife management and human-wildlife conflict solutions. My experiences include sampling freshwater turtle populations in Oklahoma, reintroducing the protected Alligator Snapping Turtle in Oklahoma, collecting behavior and nesting data on the protected Lesser Prairie-chicken and sampling small mammals and herpetofauna in New Mexico, collecting data on migratory birds on conservation land, and estimating White-tailed Deer populations in Washington, DC.
I have always enjoyed teaching and tutoring Biology, Earth Science, and Statistics since I taught my first Biometrics lab as an undergraduate. My pedagogical experiences also includes teaching Biology and Environmental Science at the college level. My classes, labs, and tutoring sessions include discussions on current events, hands-on experience where applicable, and I have an open door policy when it comes to helping students perform their very best in these subjects.
My interests include urban wildlife ecology, birding, and citizen science programs. I am currently finishing a project that included sampling small mammals at a local state park, and planning a research project on survival and habitat use by urban eastern cottontail rabbits in local parks. I also enjoy running and bicycling and am training for my first half marathon.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science and Policy
Graduate Degree: Missouri State University-Springfield - Master of Science, Biology, General
Urban wildlife ecology, birding, citizen science, running.