I’m a graduate student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, in my second year studying avian ecology & behavior alongside Dr. Karl Berg. My passion is to uncover important animal behaviors and combine them with crucial conservation issues of current times. I’ve been building my career in science for the past 8 years, both in academia (B.S. in Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Ohio U.) and through wildlife field jobs across the country. I’ve come a long way, from an immigrant childhood to learning English as my third language. My interests also include nature and literary writing, and I have published my work in several journals.