What is your previous work experience?
My previous work experience has mostly related to the behavioral ecology of primates - which is to say I've spent a lot of time watching monkeys. After spending so much time studying primates, I became disheartened realizing that over half of all primates are facing extinction, a reality which my research is doing nothing to prevent. This is why I decided to come back to school.

Why did you choose the Nicholas School?
I chose the Nicholas School for its commitment to the environment, the community, and most of all its students. The array of academic, financial, and networking opportunities are immense at the Nicholas School.

Do you have any areas of interest or special focus you will undertake during your time at the Nicholas School?
I hope to focus on conservation biology, especially of the world's forests and their impact on community-level ecosystems.

What are you looking forward to as a new Nicholas School student?
I'm just looking forward to being back at school! Having the opportunity to learn again is a great privilege. 

What future plans do you have for your career after the Nicholas School?
I hope to do conservation-related research at an organization such as the Nature Conservancy or the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Personal thanks:
Thank you to all those who give and support the Nicholas school. Without your generosity, many of us would not be able to be here studying what we love. I really appreciate it.

Career interests

conservation, geospatial analysis, natural resource management, forestry