I am currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Missouri, studying how vacant lots serve as avian habitat throughout Baltimore, Maryland.  In May 2012, I completed my Master's degree at the University of Delaware in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology.  For my Master's, I studied the effects of forest fragmentation and soil calcium availability on the territory density and nest success of  urban forest songbirds.  You can read more about my research interests, teaching philosophy, and service contributions by selecting the appropriate hyperlink.

Click here for my current Curriculum Vitae (May 2013).  

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Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology
In Progress
University of Missouri,
Columbia, MO

M.Sc., Wildlife Ecology
May 2012
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

B.Sc., Biology
May 2010, Magna cum laude
Germanic Languages and Literature Minor
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA

Myself and a White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)