I am currently a citizen scientist and student preparing to transfer to a UC in 2019 or 2020.
I began working on highway-wildlife conflict in 2009 helping the UC Davis Road Ecology Center (REC) attain a grant to perform a 2-year study of wildlife movement on Highway 280 in the SF Bay Area. I helped build the inter-agency team, learned camera-trapping, conducted project coordination between Caltrans, UC Davis, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and others, and contributed roadkill sightings to the California Roadkill Observation System which I continue to do.
From 2015 -2017 I contributed to a study carried out by the REC on the application of remote, wireless camera systems for Environmental Monitoring of Transportation Corridors. In particular comparing cellular transmission cameras to non-cell cameras for wildlife monitoring along highways.
In 2015 I began work on ongoing data analysis of reported collisions in California, deciphering how wildlife are specifically impacted, and co-presented along with Dr. Fraser Shilling our initial findings, "The Truth About Roadkill," at the 2017 Urban Wildlife Conference.
I currently lobby for wildlife crossings for the worst highways for collisions in California.