I was born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley, where I spent most of my time outdoors on a family vegetable farm. I am excited to reconnect with the landscapes of the northeast after spending 8 years conducting research in the Rocky Mountains.
I am a quantitative ecologist who asks ecological questions about population demographics and distributions across taxa, systems, and scales. Depending on the research question, I use empirical data, laboratory experiments, computational approaches (e.g., simulation), or some combination of these to gain insights. I collaborate extensively with state, federal, and non-government conservation partners to generate inferences relevant to current conservation conundrums. Working with managers to design and interpret studies that directly impact conservation decisions is what motivates me as a scientist.