A little about my research...
In general, I study emerging wildlife diseases and conservation.
I am from Oakland, CA where I grew up exploring our abundance of outdoor spaces and running every trail I could find. Fascinated with physiology and wildlife from a young age interactions between the environment, microbes and host physiology captivated me early on. I study these interactions in the White-nose Syndrome in bats in the western states of the U.S. The west coast has the greatest biodiversity of bats in the U.S. thus our research aims to contribute to the conservation of North American bats. I am thrilled to continue to explore outdoors to study and conserve wildlife.