I'm a PhD candidate in Ecology and Integrative Conservation at the University of Georgia. Since 2012, I have spent over a year and a half traveling around remote regions of Kenya collecting the fecal samples to conduct this work. Applying the results of my research to real-world conservation issues is my primary objective. To help do this, I have and continue to collaborate with government and local conservation organizations in Kenya who are working daily with Grevy's zebra to help this species persist.
I'll finish my PhD in 2017 and am eager to continue working with molecular tools to address wildlife conservation issues. In 2015 I was asked to join the IUCN Equid Specialist Committee and hope to contribute information on genetics and physiology to Grevy's zebra conservation through this membership.