Research Interests: I am fascinated by the questions of how human activity impacts the health of ecosystems and animal communities. I am particularly interested in wildlife and predator-prey ecology, conservation management and human-wildlife conflict. I want to dedicate my scientific career to finding conservation solutions that protect and sustain wildlife ecosystems while also serving the needs and aspirations of local communities. While at VT, I will be working on the Appalachian Deer Study looking at fawn survival and factors that effect their survival such as predators, habitat, fire and logging. I will also be looking at cause specific mortality.