My research focuses on understanding the ecology, conservation, and life-history of bats. I'm especially interested in investigating the impacts of white-nose syndrome on reproductive timing and age-structure of southeastern bat species. My goal is to combine field data with ecological modeling techniques to answer questions about how climate change and disease shape the energetics of reproduction.
When I'm not out in the woods mist-netting for bats I spend most of my free time hiking, rowing, or watching Lord of the Rings. I spent the majority of my childhood moving from one state to another until attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as an undergraduate. There I received my B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Management with minors in International Agriculture and Natural Resources and Forestry. I am currently a graduate research assistant in Dr. Catherine Haase's Lab at Austin Peay State University pursuing a master's degree in biology.