M.S. student, Wildlife Biology
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I grew up on the East Coast, in Billerica, Massachusetts, but spent most of my time exploring the White Mountains of New Hampshire and coastal Maine. For my undergraduate degree, I attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental conservation with a concentration in fisheries ecology and conservation. I am interested in the implications of hybridization of salmonid species, impacts of barriers on aquatic systems, and the larval stage of a fish’s life history. My goal is to incorporate novel research and outreach platforms into my project. I am co-advised by Andrew Whiteley and Lisa Eby, and I will be working with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on the management of westslope cutthroat trout in the Jocko River watershed. My project will focus on the temporal and spatial patterns of introgression of westslope cutthroat trout and the non-native species – rainbow trout. I will focus on the genetic impacts of barriers to migratory life history traits on a population, in addition to exploring the mechanistic drivers influencing the survival of larval Oncorhynchus (and their hybrids) during early life history. In addition to my research I love getting outside, whether that means by foot, skis, bike, raft or whatever it may be!