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. At Stanford, I teach Ornithology (BIO 121/221), Science for Conservation Policy (BIO 101), and co-founded an afterschool outdoor education program for high school English Language Learners (www.meroscience.org).
I am currently a Lecturer in the Stanford Department of Biology. Previously I completed my PhD in Rodolfo Dirzo's Lab 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.