I grew up in northwest Georgia where I spent most of my childhood exploring the woods surrounding my family farm. In 2011, I received a BS in Environmental Biology from Berry College, which holds the title for the world’s largest contiguous campus at 27,000 acres. In 2015, I completed an MS in Wildlife Sciences at Mississippi State University studying American alligator spatial ecology and population estimation in Mississippi rivers. I finished my PhD in 2020 at Florida International University focused on how top predators influence food-webs. Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science studying climate change impacts on coastal river food-webs. When I am not in the field, lab, analyzing data, or writing, I love to play guitar, pick up a tennis game, dance around the ballroom, and cook delicious food with my wife. 

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