Master's student, Avian Sciences
B.S. Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University
I am interested in conservation ecology, human-wildlife conflict, and the biology and behavior of birds of prey, specifically owls. My current project is investigating Barn Owls (Tyto alba) and potential secondary exposures to rodenticides that they may pick up from prey items. I am working with numerous producers in the Central Valley of California to gather data on Barn Owls and their chicks inhabiting nest boxes on agricultural farms. I received a B.S. in Conservation Ecology from New Mexico State University. During the summers, I worked in northern New Mexico, studying Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) nestlings, and nest temperature fluctuations during the nesting period.