I am a veterinarian on the island of Guam and currently work at a small animal hospital. I also assist the local aquarium and Department of Wildlife with any exhibit animals or injured wildlife. I have worked in the field of wildlife conservation in a variety of settings around the world over the last 20 years: field work, laboratories, zoos, aquaria, and wildlife sanctuaries. My undergraduate degree is in Environmental Biology from Columbia University. I received a DVM from Tufts University in 2004 and an MPH from the University of Iowa in 2010. I am currently in my last year of the MVetSci Conservation Medicine program at University of Edinburgh working on my dissertation project. I am interested in zoonotic diseases and have been especially curious about the tick-borne pathogens on Guam as I have seen devastating illness in animals.