Science education, community engagement, and collaboration are important parts of being a scientist. Whether it's working in the classroom or discussing my research with the general public, I enjoy sharing my work and expertise with a broader audience.

In & Out of the Classroom

Screen shot of 17 tiles- each one is a person participating in a Zoom meeting
A woman stands on the left side of the image wearing a teal jacket, black pants, and blue facemask. Her arms are extended forward as she gestures towards a group of college students, also wearing facemasks and facing the woman. The students are lined up along a leaf-covered road on the right side of the image. Trees with yellow and green foliage in the background.

I am passionate about mentoring the next generation of scientists. I have been honored to guide a number of undergraduate students through developing, conducting, and completing independent research projects at the University of Washington, including co-authoring a manuscript with one of my mentees. I also provided instruction, feedback, and advice as students developed field work, data collection, coding, and analytical skills as part of a large undergraduate internship program I established at UW. I've also guest lectured at the Universities of Idaho, Montana, and Washington on a number of topics, including camera trapping, occupancy models, and Bayesian analyses. And I've met with students from the Transitions Program at Poway Unified School District, CA on a recurring basis to talk about wildlife, wolves, and my experiences studying animals. I love watching students gasp new concepts and get excited about science through these experiences. I hope to contribute to the development and training of young scientists, as well as provide representation and mentorship for other women and girls who are interested in wildlife and quantitative ecology.

In the Media

03/25/2021: The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife produced a short film about the Washington Predator-Prey Project. The documentary team did a phenomenal job telling the story of this massive collaborative study through breathtaking video footage, camera trap images, short interviews, and mesmerizing graphics.

01/23/21: The Wildlife Society featured our study about compensatory immigration in wolf packs.

12/29/20: The Capital Press covered our research published in Animal Conservation:

12/25/2020: The Lewiston Tribune featured our research about wolf immigration and harvest. They came up with a pretty great headline too! Check out the article: 

12/21/2020: The Spokesman-Review featured our research that was published in Animal Conservation

07/27/20: The Wildlife Society featured our research about wolf howling behavior and howl surveys on their website. Check out the article:

The July/August 2019 issue of The Wildlife Society's "The Wildlife Professional" featured our published study about harvest and wolf pack turnover!