I am an ecologist, conservation scientist, and environmental educator. My research examines how ecological communities respond to human impacts. My work is solution-oriented and interdisciplinary, integrating field data, remote sensing, human dimensions, and statistical and spatial analyses to inform ecosystem management.
I enjoy mentoring students and am passionate about environmental education at all levels. University courses taught include Environmental Assessment, Environmental Case Studies, Ornithology (Stanford), Science for Conservation Policy (Stanford). I previously co-founded and directed an afterschool outdoor education program for high school English Language Learners (www.meroscience.org).
Before coming to OSU, I was a Lecturer in the Department of Biology at Stanford University. Previously I completed my PhD in Rodolfo Dirzo's Lab at Stanford in 2021 and a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from Oregon State University in 2014. Since 2015, I have spent substantial time living and working in southern Chile, where I maintain a close collaboration with the Bird Ecology Lab at the Universidad Austral de Chile.