I am a PhD student at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin, Germany. I have extensive fieldwork experience across several field sites in sub-Saharan Africa and am interested in using behavioral ecology to promote conservation outcomes. The majority of my work has involved large carnivores. My PhD focuses on the adaptability of spotted hyenas to anthropogenic change in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. The DNA metabarcoding aspect is an important part of my PhD and will form the crux of one of the papers that comes out of the thesis.