I received my undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University specializing in wildlife and forestry. While an undergrad I assisted on several studies including aiding a graduate student in Dr. Stan Gehrt’s lab. After graduation, I worked as a field tech in Colorado devoting my time to working with mule deer neonates, moose calves, and vegetation studies. My assistance in Dr. Gehrt’s lab, coupled with my other research opportunities drove me to pursue further education at The Ohio State University. My graduate research focuses on how anthopogenic stimuli effects the behavior of carnivorous mammals.