As an ecology PhD candidate at Duke University, I use mathematical modeling and satellite remote sensing to investigate how species interactions and water resources affect animal movement in southern African savannas. On my personal site (, you can read about my dissertation chapters on rare antelope populations in South Africa and water-driven elephant movements in Namibia, or check out my TED-style talk for an approachable summary of the Namibia project.

Beyond science, I'm involved in several science outreach projects; write data science tutorials and short fiction for fun; advocate for better land acknowledgement practices; and am an amateur wildlife photographer. I've found a home in the Clark Lab & the Alberts Lab in Durham, NC for the next few years.

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