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Preferred Pronouns

she/her/hers

Undergraduate Institution

University of Wyoming

Organization

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Position

Ecology/ Natural Resources Intern

Current Location

Ajo, AZ

Hometown

Chino Hills, CA

Websites/Social Media

Personal Interests

  • Wildlife Art
  • Scientific Illustration
  • Birding
  • Reading fantasy/YA novels by QPOC authors

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Open Space Preservation and Parks
  • Wildlife, Ornithology, Endangered or Threatened Species

Strengths

  • Analytical
  • Competition
  • Intellection
  • Learner

I'm a zoologist enamored with fieldwork and wildlife (especially birds and mammals). Originally from Chino, CA, I completed a B.S. in Zoology+ Painting minor at the University of Wyoming (2019). The prairies and vast blue skies of Wyoming became a second home to me. I currently work with Organ Pipe Cactus Natl. Monument through the Student Conservation Association (SCA). I'm lassoing lizards, surveying small mammals, and exploring the Sonoran Desert. I've previously worked wildlife field jobs and spent the longest time at the U.Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates (I have a soft spot for natural history collections). My interests encompass: academic research in wildlife ecology/biology and science-art collaborations.  I LOVE hosting fellow alumni so don't be afraid to contact me if you're around Arizona!