Researcher biography

I’m currently studying in the Master of Conservation Science program with Martine Maron as my principal supervisor for my research project. The focus of the project is understanding the geographical distribution of terrestrial bird communities in Australia.

Since 2017, I have also been a long-term volunteer for the Panamanian NGO Adopt a Panama Rainforest (ADOPTA). While abroad, I function as their webmaster and assist with outreach for their myriad conservation and ecotourism initiatives.

Since receiving my bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology from the University of New Hampshire in 2017, I have volunteered with numerous organizations such as the Orange County Bird of Prey Center (OCBPC), doing rehabilitation and education with raptors, and the North American Field Herping association (NAFHA), performing herpetology surveys in southern California in the USA. I also worked for five years in environmental education with Inside the Outdoors, a division of the Orange County Department of Education, teaching science programs to students from primary to high school.