Research Interests

I am a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Psychology and Biology minor. I am currently in my second year of graduate study at Canisius College’s Anthrozoology M.S. program. My coursework includes classes in animal welfare, conservation, public policy, and humane education.

meeting a kestrel

Put simply, my research interests lie at the intersection of the social and biological sciences, especially in terms of interactions between human and nonhuman animals. I am especially interested in bird conservation and behavior in human altered landscapes. My thesis work focuses on interactions between black vultures and cattle farmers in Virginia.