I am a passionate environmental leader who wants to see the world become a more sustainable and suitable place for wildlife. I have found animal behavior fascinating throughout my education and all I want is to contribute to the field of wildlife conservation and research. I have assisted with numerous research studies in North, Central, and South America working with bats, frogs, and Midwest urban wildlife. My undergraduate research project was an extension of the Indianapolis Wildlife Watch camera trap project where I assisted in camera deployment, photo tagging, and vegetation sampling research. After being a part of this project, I have a good understanding of the logistics of this project. Not only that, but I also know the positive impact it can have on the local community.
I understand my strengths and weaknesses with this project, which is why this project will be collaborated with the University of Evansville (U of E). U of E has fantastic faculty in the biology department who will serve as a Principle Investigator committee and assist with the data analysis and collaboration. U of E will also send over more manpower by giving students the opportunity to intern with Wesselman Woods.