Thanks for visiting my site! As you will see, my professional training and interests are diverse. I am a scientist, a conservationist, and an educator. I am an award-winning nature photographer, a filmmaker, an electronic music dj, and a global citizen.

Currently, I am wrapping up a doctoral degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder, under the guidance of Dr. Kendi Davies. My research explores the curious and often surprising responses of wildlife to forest loss and fragmentation, to better understand biodiversity conservation in a rapidly changing world.

Although my heart lies in science, much of my time is spent in creative outlets, including photography, film, and electronic music production. My full media portfolio is available upon request, with a subset presented on this site.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?'

Actually, who are you not to be?

--Modified from Marianne Williamson

about me

Beach mice persistence in a landscape fragmented by coastal development and tropical storms:  University of Florida

Avian dispersal and habitat corridor use in a landscape fragmented by agricultural development:  CSIRO

Reproductive behavior in captivity for the endangered Channel Island Fox:
St. Louis Zoo

Impacts of ecotourism on giant otters in the Brazilian pantanal:
Tropical Nature

Ecotourism potential in an isolated region with habituated maned wolves:
Tropical Nature

Study abroad program in South Africa focusing on research methodology and conservation topics: Organization for Tropical Studies

Adaptive radiation in Caribbean Anolis lizards in response to niche space and exclusion:
Jonathan Losos Lab


Professional skills:

Designing, conducting, and evaluating hypothesis-driven experiments

Writing successful grant, fellowship, and project proposals

Visual storytelling and science communication

Navigating and interpreting scientific literature

Developing field research protocols and methodology


Grant and scientific writing

Data visualization and analysis in R

Science education & outreach

Web and graphic design

Front-end to formative program evaluation

Experimental design

Core skills:

Ability to think critically and solve problems creatively

Highly organized, self-motivated, and detail oriented

Capable of collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds and interest groups

skills summary:

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Video: riding to Wog