I am currently a Wildlife Research Ecologist at Austin Peay State University. My latest research focused on the impacts of disease and local climate on reproductive female bats in the southeastern United States. I will be continuing this work in the Haase Lab at APSU, working on a study focusing on the impacts of disease on juvenile bats. My overall goal is to combine field data with ecological modeling techniques to answer questions about how climate change and disease shape the energetics of hibernation and 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 received my M.S. in Biology from Austin Peay State University studying the impacts of white-nose syndrome and local climate on reproductive female bats. I am currently a Wildlife Research Ecologist for the Haase Lab at APSU.