UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow
Big Data, Biological Sciences, Reproducibility & Open Science, Statistics
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels at the University of Washington Department of Biology. My research focuses on developing quantitative methods to conserve wildlife and biodiversity in an increasingly changing world. This tends to be biased towards charismatic vertebrates, including wolves, seabirds, and caribou. As a postdoc, my research focuses on building novel Bayesian hierarchical models to understand the effects of climate change on Magellanic penguins in Punta Tombo, Argentina. I am also passionate about teaching on the conservation of nature in the Anthropocene.
I received a B.A. in Neuroscience and Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a MRes in Ecology from the University of Glasgow. Prior to my position at UW, I completed my Ph.D. in large carnivore predator-prey ecology at the University of Montana in 2021.