I am currently a first-year PhD student at the University of Missouri with the USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. I am studying Lake Sturgeon movement and habitat selection in Missouri River tributaries to aid in the Missouri Department of Conservation’s recovery efforts for this species. I am also a governing board member of the NASPS student subunit. I completed my masters at Virginia Tech University in 2016 where I studied occupancy modeling of the imperiled Clinch Dace. I also completed my undergraduate at the University of Missouri. I have been worked on projects studying fish communities in Montana’s Yellowstone River, darter occupancy in Alabama, and various crayfish ecology projects in the Missouri and Arkansas.

My interests and hobbies include science education, communication, and writing, distance running, fishing, hiking, and Packers football. You can catch up on my research activities by following me on twitter @sturgeonscience.