Laura joined the Middleton Lab in May 2020 as a postdoc. Her current research focuses on understanding the effects of land use change on elk spatial ecology and demography in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. She completed an MS at Penn State studying snowshoe hare ecology, and a PhD at Clemson University studying cheetah demography and behavior in South Africa, with a particular focus on predator-predator interactions. Collectively, she’s interested in understanding links between individual, population and community-level processes. Outside of work she enjoys coffee, college football, and spending time outdoors.