Myself with an Alligator Snapping Turtle(Macrochelys temminckii) in southern Oklahoma

I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Oklahoma – Oklahoma Biological Survey. I am currently interested in the winter ecology of grassland birds, specifically what habitats various species associate with at multiple scales. I am also interested in what anthropogenic factors affect those habitat types i.e. grazing, energy development, agriculture and fragmentation.

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas but have lived and worked in various other states. I am an avid naturalist who has been really into birds, herps, plants, butterflies and occasionally odonates at some point in my life.

I received a B.S and M.S from Texas State University in Wildlife Ecology. In between my undergraduate and graduate school I was an intern with both Tishomingo NWR and Buenos Aires NWF where I worked with various species and taxa. I have also worked for Texas State University, Tucson Audubon Society and University of Illinois (Fort Hood Texas).

Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

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