I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. My current research uses algorithmic techniques to assess whether toxicosis in bald eagles has impacted population abundances across Northeast United States.
I have been a professional in resource management since 2002. I have experience collaborating with volunteer, public, non-profit, government, academic, and corporate entities across the United States. Among others, I have conducted ecological restoration in the Wilderness of Yosemite National Park, California, have worked as an Authorized Biologist for the ESA listed species, Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), and have developed mathematical models to aid in reintroduction planning.
My research uses mathematical derivations to augment our understanding of the patterns we observe in population dynamics. Previous research has been focused on the development of new applications of population matrix models (Leslie or Lefkovitch matrices) to aid managers in identifying and assessing the viability of managerial alternatives in contemporary preservation or conservation endeavors.
I hold a BA in Geography and Land Studies, BS in Mathematics, MS in Statistical Science, and a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.