Conservation Biologist Ornithologist / Data Analyst  / Program Manager / Science Communicator 

I am passionate about the conservation of rare, endemic, or poorly-studied species living in extreme environments, especially alpine and tropical montane birds, and neotropical migrants. I am primarily interested in the disciplines of behavioral ecology, natural history, and population ecology. I believe that any conservation strategy, whether for a focal species or a habitat guild, should incorporate not only sound science but also local socioeconomic factors. 

I am currently transitioning from field-oriented research to data science. I am auditing online data science courses through Stanford, MIT, and John Hopkins, while building my profile on GitHub. I currently use mostly R, but look forward to teaching myself Python in the coming months. 

I own a consulting company through which I offer assistance in conservation planning, monitoring via citizen science, science communication, project management, data analysis and reporting, and English editing. I am a US citizen currently living in Ettingen, Baselland, Switzerland.