Greetings! I fell in love with raptors during the DDT era when their populations were crashing. This compelled me to study evolutionary biology to better understand how to save these stunning birds. I obtained my PhD degree from the U.C. Berkeley, studied in Germany, and obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University. As a Research Associate of the California Academy of Sciences and my work as a Wildlife Biologist with the East Bay Regional Park District, I specialize in monitoring raptors and research ways to mitigate threats to their populations.