Aldo Leopold said, “There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.” I am one of the latter. As a wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist, I want to study how animals persist on the land and in the sea so I can generate recommendations regarding how we can live alongside them. As a science communicator, I want people to know why I value the natural world and why I think it is important to protect and restore biological diversity.

I am the Research Ecologist of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia, the Executive Director of The Alongside Wildlife Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and serve on the Board of Directors of the Wildlands Network.