I am a Master’s Student at the University of South Dakota under the direction of Dr. Jacob Kerby. My main research interests include examining the complexities of habitat and wildlife interactions, with particular focus on landscape disturbance effects on community assemblages. I am also fascinated by emerging diseases in wildlife populations, regarding why, at this point in time, they are so detrimental and prolific. I enjoy public education and outreach as well as pursuing questions that help optimize management strategies. My current project in the Kerby Lab focuses on the effects of tile drains on wetland fish, amphibian, and invertebrate communities.