I am an assistant research professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University and the quantitative ecologist for the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Species Survival Plan®. Prior to my current appointment, I was a Mendenhall research fellow at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center and worked in the Brown Treesnake Laboratory in Guam. I also served as adjunct graduate faculty at Grand Valley State University. Before moving to Guam, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. I enjoy the outdoors, my indoor cat, hiking, biking, scuba diving, and music.