I am a conservation biologist and carnivore ecologist currently working as a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests include human-wildlife conflict, movement ecology, multidisciplinary mapping, and using participatory methods for more effective, equitable, and inclusive conservation outcomes.
As a science communicator, I have worked with National Geographic Society, National Geographic Partners/Disney, and others on various projects and productions (including acting, script writing, content development, social media campaigns). I also have experience as a panelist, presenter, and educator for audiences of all backgrounds. I’m grateful to be a National Geographic Explorer, Schmidt Science Fellow, Switzer Fellow, and a member of the IUCN Hyaena Specialist Group.
Importantly, I am also a whole person who is not defined by my science. I am a musician. I play the cello and guitar, I sing, and I am a performing member of the San Francisco Taiko Dojo. I dabble in comedy, and am unashamedly a fan of dad jokes. Dog whispering, hiking, biking, running, reading, windsurfing (a.k.a. falling while trying to windsurf), and other ocean play are additional passions of mine.