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 seeking a permanent position conserving birds and other wildlife where I can use my experience in conservation planning, monitoring via citizen science, science communication, project management, and data analysis and reporting. I am interested primarily in finding a job based in Switzerland. I am a US citizen with family reunion and work visas currently living in Rüschegg Heubach, Switzerland.