I am a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.  I work with Drs. Rodrigo Almeida, Perry de Valpine, and Wayne Getz. My current research investigates theoretical and applied aspects of avian predator and arthropod prey interactions in agricultural systems.  I employ quantitative, field-based experiments along with mathematical modeling and molecular laboratory techniques to model the conservation potential of agricultural landscapes. My goal is to understand prey availability through time and space, so that avian conservation efforts result in successful, reproductively viable predator populations in bird-friendly agroecosystems.


2011 Ph.D. Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
2004 M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2000 B.S. Resource and Ecology Management, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor