I am a Ph.D. student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Michigan State University in Dr. Bob Montgomery’s lab. I use cutting-edge technologies to study large mammal movement ecology and predator-prey interactions in carnivore-ungulate systems. I’m also interested in the philosophy of science in an ecological context, a subject that is relatively undeveloped despite its crucial role in how we understand, model, and predict ecological phenomena.

Prior to coming to Michigan State, I received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Missouri, where I worked with Dr. Josh Millspaugh. Following my M.S., I spent time in Amman, Jordan doing work with the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and then spent three years teaching high school biology, chemistry, and theology at the Beirut Baptist School in Lebanon.