I am a Postdoctoral Scholar working with Troy Hall and Ashley D'Antonio at Oregon State University. We are applying the Visitor Use Management framework at Big Basin Redwoods State Park in California and developing training materials to aid in implementing the framework statewide.
In 2023, I completed my PhD in the Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior program at Boise State University.
I am broadly interested in the challenge of balancing human activities with conservation. More specifically, I study the social and ecological dynamics of outdoor recreational activities, wildlife populations, and public lands. This work includes asking how recreational use affects wildlife abundance, behavior, and habitat use . Because the ecosystem influences and is influenced by human activities, my research investigates the patterns of human recreation and the feedbacks between the human and environmental system.
I am passionate about teaching and science communication in conjunction with research activities. My teaching page details my approach to course development and inclusive teaching.