Hello! I joined the WILDLABS team as an intern based at WWF-US lin 2018, and am now working as a consultant running the third season of our Virtual Meetup Series. I'm currently based out of Fort Collins, Colorado, where I'm also pursuing a Master's degree in Conservation Leadership at Colorado State University.
My background is in biology and wildlife management, including studying large mammal ecology, human-wildlife conflict, and community-based conservation abroad in Tanzania, and puma ecology at home in Santa Cruz, California, I became interested in conservation tech during my undergraduate years at Scripps College, recognizing its potential to revolutionize field data collection, and yet feeling frustrated at the lack of progress and adoption in conservation compared to other fields. For my senior thesis, I conducted an independent project using deep neural network models to automate species recognition in camera trap photos. During this work, WILDLABS was exactly the community I needed (but hadn't found yet!), so I was thrilled to join the team shortly after graduation. As my career progresses, I am eager to contribute to advancing the field of conservation tech by leveraging collaborative innovation to empower more effective, equitable, and sustainable conservation efforts across the globe.
You can get in touch by sending me a private message here on WILDLABS.NET, or emailing me at [email protected].