I am currently a PhD student at the University of Nevada, Reno studying pygmy rabbit demography and genetic connectivity in the Great Basin. I have been working with pygmy rabbits since 2012 in an undergraduate capacity, and for my Master's at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. To learn more about past and present pygmy rabbit projects, please check out the 'Pygmy Rabbit Project' tab!
I am originally from Bellevue, WA (~20 min east of Seattle) and I grew up hiking in the mountains and visiting the zoo with my family. I like to believe this is where my love of animals stems from and why I am growing up to be a wildlife ecologist. Although I am more of a mammalogist, I love bird-watching in my free time and am always looking for new people to go with! Aside from my love of my work and research, I love going to the Oregon Coast, spending time with my family, watching football (#GoHawks #GoCougs), dancing, taking pictures, and going on adventures.