My training includes a Ph.D. from Cornell University in behavioral ecology, an interdisciplinary M.S. from Michigan State University in ecology, evolutionary biology and behavior, and a B.S. from Iowa State University in physiological ecology. I conducted postdoctoral research at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and Smithsonian Center for Conservation Genomics where I expanded my expertise in modern molecular approaches for understanding animal behavior and ecology. I will begin my position as a Research Ecologist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in August 2019 and will maintain my status as a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution.
Prior to my doctoral training, I taught field courses as a Faculty Instructor of Conservation Biology in New Zealand for International Student Volunteers and I worked as an Avian Ecologist on the California Channel Islands for The Institute for Wildlife Studies in bird conservation.
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