Broadly speaking, I am interested in landscape and global change ecology, and evolving urban landscapes, both in terms of land use in urban areas and changing human demographics of cities. I enjoy using spatial analysis and quantitative analysis to support research on these topics. In the iEcoLab, I often use ArcGIS and R to aid in collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data to examine the impacts that humans have on biodiversity.
Originally from North Carolina, I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Environmental Sciences. I also have an MS in Environmental Sciences from Western Washington University, where my thesis research focused on using cluster analysis and topoclimate modeling to examine growth of the long-lived bristlecone pine.