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Preferred Pronouns

she, her, hers

Undergraduate Institution

University of Florida

Organization

North Carolina State University

Position

Master's Student; Research and Teaching Assistant

Current Location

Raleigh, NC

Hometown

Jacksonville, FL

Personal Interests

  • outdoor activities (hiking
  • kayaking)
  • Dance
  • tennis
  • badminton
  • exploring new places

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Education (K-12)
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Wildlife, Ornithology, Endangered or Threatened Species

Strengths

  • Achiever
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Consistency
  • Focus
  • Learner
  • Responsibility

I am a Master’s student at North Carolina State University pursuing my M.S. degree in Natural Resources with a focus on Outdoor Recreation. For my thesis, I am working on a citizen science program called Candid Critters, evaluating the effects of participation on the volunteers' wildlife conservation behaviors. Before pursuing my Master's degree, I received my B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with a focus on Human Dimensions at the University of Florida. Additionally, I completed the Honors Program and finished my minors in Botany and Agricultural Communications.

Ever since I was young, I have always loved learning about animals, which resulted to me pursuing a career conducting research related to wildlife. I completed internships where I had to work with snakes, frogs, birds, and even insects. However, the more I learned, the more I realized just how important humans are in impacting the environment and the animals living it. This shifted my focus on animals to the broader concept involving understanding the relationship of humans to wildlife and the environment. My research interests include the human dimensions of wildlife and environmental education.