I received my bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology from Mansfield University in 2015. My undergraduate work focused on Brook and Brown trout in northern Pennsylvania streams. After graduating I worked for Colorado State University’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. I am interested in stream ecology and native fish conservation. As a M.S. student my research will be looking at off channel oxbows as source or sink habitat for Topeka shiners in the Rock and North Raccoon River Watershed.