I am an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Public and Ecosystem Health at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and a Wildlife Veterinarian with the New York State Wildlife Health Program. Prior to this, I was the Research Veterinarian at Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama where I oversaw stranding response, necropsies, and health and disease research for marine mammals for the state and offered educational opportunities to agency partners, volunteers, and students of all levels. I hold BS and MS degrees in Wildlife Biology from Clemson University, and a PhD in Integrative Conservation from the University of Georgia. I also completed my DVM at UGA with a focus on research and wildlife health.
As both a wildlife veterinarian and biologist, I have a broad interest in free-ranging wildlife health and disease. I have particular interests in pathology, infectious disease, and the interface of human and wildlife health, and enjoy mentoring students and working in interdisciplinary teams to tackle real-world issues.