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My Science

In 2022 I earned my Ph.D. in Miles Silman’s lab at Wake Forest University. I studied the role of landslides in tropical montane forest ecosystem functioning in the Peruvian Andes using data gathered in the field, with drones, and from LiDAR. I also have a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Columbia University, where I studied post-fire regeneration in tropical peat swamp forest in Indonesian Borneo.

Though I am trained as a tropical forest ecologist, I describe myself as a "scientific generalist." My current research at Frost Science touches on environmental outreach and animal husbandry. I am also interested in how social media shapes discussions about conservation, and my collaborators in this endeavor are scientists and students at Princeton University and the Lincoln Park Zoo.

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Image by Sara Kurfeß
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