I am a doctoral candidate in the Wildlife Biology Program at the University of Montana. I earned my BA in biology from Washington and Lee University in 2007. While earning my BA I studied the genetics of a newly discovered salamander species, leading to a paper published in Conservation Genetics on which I am first author (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10592-011-0297-7). Post-graduation I spent several months in Brazil studying the correlation between fish shape and habitat preference. I was second author on the resulting paper recently published in the Brazilian Journal of Biology (http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1519-69842016005116108&script=sci_arttext). When not in the lab I enjoy poking around in streams and bringing back specimens for my freshwater fish tank.