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I am a research professor at Northern Arizona University (NAU), Director of Genetics of the Bat Ecology & Genetics Lab and Ancient DNA Lab, and an associate director of NAU’s Pathogen and Microbiome Institute. My team employs a variety of tools in genetics and ecology to understand population biology and natural and evolutionary history of organisms. A uniting theme is how wildlife function in natural systems and are impacted in human-altered ones. I enjoy pairing degraded DNA (feces, ancient, environmental) with emerging technologies to answer difficult questions, and my favorite questions have a management component and involve species that are scientifically intractable because they are cryptic, rare, or endangered. My team is excited about scientific discovery, innovation, and translation, and I work with many excellent collaborators. I foster a global perspective to my research, having spent seven years overseas in various research contexts.