I am a first year Master's student and I'm interested in wildlife biology and ecology. I have had wonderful internship experiences with Mass Audubon and the Mariah Mitchell Association on Nantucket. I enjoy being out in the field and involved in public outreach. I am in the Stevenson lab at UMass Boston and our focus is researching the ecology and life history of Sphingidae, more commonly known as hawk moths. I've gained a deeper appreciation for entomology and learning specifically about Lepidoptera. For my thesis, I am interested in investigating the effects of coloration and patterning on predation of caterpillars in suburban areas of Massachusetts through the use of artificial prey.