Broadly, I consider myself an ecologist that focuses on insect conservation and habitat restoration and management.  I have had the privilege to assistant on a diversity of projects ranging from biological control of soybean aphids to bat diet analyses. 

I am currently a PhD student in Dr. Claudio Gratton's lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   My dissertation research focuses on whether prairie restorations are an effective method for long-term conservation of bumble bees and how managing prairies with prescribed fire impacts their populations at different points in their life cycle.  Check out the "Bumble Bees" page linked below for more information. 

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