I am a PhD student under Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka, studying the epidemiology and ecology of tuberculosis in wildlife. My project will examine tools to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tuberculosis in captive and free-ranging wildlife, including European badgers and African elephants. I developed an interest in wildlife disease as an undergraduate, and have pursued a variety of opportunities in wildlife and veterinary research while also becoming a veterinarian. I am originally from the East Coast (Connecticut, then Georgia), but have been in Fort Collins for the last 10 years and have earned a BS in Biological Science and Zoology and a DVM from CSU. Outside of work, I enjoy trail running, hiking, art, and reading.