Assistant Professor, California State University, San Bernardino (since 2019)

2009: B.S. in Biology and minor in Spanish, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

2016: Ph.D. in Ecology, San Diego State University (Dr. Rulon Clark) and UC Davis (Dr. Richard Coss)

2016–2018: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and UCLA

My research aims at understanding animal–habitat interactions in a changing world. I am interested in the effects of urbanization, human activity, biological invasions, and wildfires on native wildlife. I answer questions regarding whether animals can respond to these disturbances appropriately, how they accomplish this, and why some are better than others at dealing with rapid environmental change.

I am a behavioral ecologist, meaning I am interested in understanding the evolutionary basis of animal behavior.

I am a woman in herpetology (a HERper!), which when I was a student was not very common. I would go to...

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