I am a master’s student at Utah State University, supervised by Dr. Tal Avgar. My research focuses on identifying and studying how anthropogenic barriers such as fences and roads affect the movement patterns of pronghorn and mule deer across Utah with the goal of making more informed management of these species.
I am originally from Texas and I have a BS in Environmental Science, Biology emphasis from Southern Methodist University. During my undergraduate studies, I researched the ecological succession of the Trinity Forest in Dallas, TX. After graduation, I spent some time as a science educator at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. I studied GIS at University of North Texas and researched the landscape and weather effects of particulate matter. In my free time I enjoy painting and drawing, rock climbing, bird watching, hiking, and rehabilitating injured raptors and working towards becoming a falconer.