I'm a new Ph.D. student working with Mevin Hooten to examine patterns in harbor seal movement and space use in the north Pacific. I received an M.S. in Forestry from Northern Arizona University where I studied wildlife habitat connectivity, and a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My professional interests lie at the interface of ecology and statistics, and I'm particularly fascinated by patterns in the distribution and abundance of species. Most recently, I worked as a biometrician for tribes in the northern Great Lakes region. Aside from my studies, I enjoy backpacking, climbing, biking, backcountry skiing, cooking, and photography.