I am a behavioral and spatial ecologist, science communicator, and educational leader. I believe transforming ecological knowledge into effective conservation decision-making requires exchanging information across disciplines and cultural barriers. For this reason, I transform science into stories that inform environmental management by making information about the natural world more engaging and accessible to the scientific and non-scientific community.
I have over ten years of experience conducting research, directing science communication initiatives, managing long-term conservation projects, leading wildlife outreach events, and mentoring students both inside and outside the classroom. I have collaborated on research projects throughout North America, East Africa, and Central and South America.
I combine my background in science with my passion for storytelling in new and exciting ways. I was selected to be a Distinguished Fellow at IWFF Filmmaker Labs, a cross-disciplinary filmmaking workshop led by the International Wildlife Film Festival and Day's Edge Productions. I currently transform science into stories about biodiversity conservation at NatureServe, where I also act as lead project manager and creative director for the NatureServe Network Van Tour.
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