BA, 2023, Johns Hopkins University, Earth and Planetary Sciences
BA, 2023, Johns Hopkins University, Archaeology
I am interested in understanding how Anthropogenic changes are affecting wildlife communities and habitats.
As a Master's student, I am planning to conduct research relating to conserving the North American mammal population. Using camera-trapping techniques, I would like to analyze the coexistence of mesopredator populations and how their abundances differ across different land-uses. I hope to provide insights for land-owners into how to better manage the land and facilitate forest management policies to best benefit the wildlife population.
At Johns Hopkins University, I worked in the Soil Ecology lab under Dr. Katalin Szlavecz studying urban soil ecology. I completed a Senior Thesis project mapping invasive earthworm species in the Mid-Atlantic region. My methods consisted of fieldwork and citizen-science based approaches. I recruited hundreds of community members, several scientific organizations, and schools in the region to participate in earthworm sampling using collection-kits that I created and mailed out. My findings showed the range expansion of invasive earthworm species in the region and implied that citizen-science is a useful tool for advancing knowledge of species invasions.