Courtney Check

Courtney Check

MS Student

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I am a master’s student in Dr. Tal Avgar’s lab at Utah State University. I will be studying large ungulate movement at both the individual and population level in central Utah.

I am originally from Virginia, and completed a BS in Biology at the College of William and Mary. During my undergraduate years, I did an honors thesis on the microhabitat selection and annual movement of American and Fowler’s toads, and contributed to a study examining how threats to endangered species have changed over time. After graduation, I spent a year as a field technician and got to work with a variety of different wildlife including cottontails, owls, sage-grouse, woodpeckers, and grassland birds. I enjoy hiking, birding, and herping.