I am currently a Knauss Sea Grant Policy Fellow, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. I am working in the office of Senator Gary Peters (MI) on Great Lakes Policy. I am finishing my Master’s at the University of South Dakota under the direction of Dr. Jacob Kerby, where I am examining the effects of agricultural runoff on fish, invertebrates, and water quality in Prairie Pothole wetlands. My main research interests include examining the complexities of habitat and wildlife interactions, with particular focus on the effects of landscape disturbance on community assemblages. I am also fascinated by emerging diseases in wildlife populations, particularly in amphibians and reptiles (i.e., snake fungal disease, chytrid, ranavirus, and Bsal). I enjoy public education and outreach as well as pursuing questions that help optimize management strategies for local, state, and federal governments.