I am a Visiting Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. I received my Ph.D. from Texas A&M University summer 2016 in the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department, Dr. Thomas Lacher’s Lab in College Station, Texas, USA.

My research focuses on landscape ecology, tropical mammalian ecology and environmental policies. Specifically, I study government payment for ecosystem services programs, biological corridor policies, and how these policies/programs influence target conservation mammalian species within the biological corridor of Paso de Las Nubes in Costa Rica.

I have served as a Graduate Student Mentor in the Applied Biodiversity Science Conservation Scholars Program funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Also, I was a funded trainee of the Applied Biodiversity Sciences NSF-IGERT Program at Texas A&M University. This IGERT program focuses on conservation research questions in a multi-disciplinary setting. See the Central America group’s research/travel blog for more region specific information: centralamericaabs.wordpress.com