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I'm a field biologist with academic training in anthropology and policy.  I approach conservation issues from both a biological and ethnographic lens, attempting to bridge Western scientific frameworks with traditional ecological knowledge. 


I am passionate about human and environmental rights, both of which are central to my on-going work with the Kayapó Peoples in Brazil.



2018-2021   University of Oxford

DPhil (PhD): Zoology (Ornithology/Ethno-ornithology)

2014-2017   University of Maryland, College Park

MS: Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology

MPP: Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy

2006-2011   Cal Poly Pomona

BS: Animal Science & Anthropology (Double Major)

Minor: Physiology

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