I received my Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana in 2014. After graduating, I worked at the Rocky Mountain Research Station in the wildlife genetics unit in Missoula. Montana. My job duties included generating microsatellite data for a population genetics project on Greater Sage-grouse. Later, I worked with Idaho Fish and Game as a creel and hatchery technician during the Chinook Salmon run in the upper Salmon River. I am interested in conservation genetics of endangered species and my Master's project focuses on conservation genetics of an endangered freshwater mussel (Sheepnose).