I studied Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois (2015) and stayed to pursue graduate studies. I am co-advised by Dr. Christopher Phillips, and Dr. Matthew Allender DVM. My dissertation focuses on ranavirus in amphibian populations in East-Central Illinois. I have always been profoundly interested in disease processes, and feel fortunate to be able to combine that interest with my passion for conservation.
I work with the Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and the Population and Community Ecology Laboratory at the Illinois Natural History Survey.