Degree: B.S. Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology with University of California, Davis, 2018
Growing up fishing at a young age, I understand the thrill of catching fish like bass and trout. Obtaining my degree from UC Davis in Wildlife Fish & Conservation Biology has opened my eyes to the dangers nonnative species may pose on native California fishes. I am broadly interested in the physiological ecology of game species including Chinook salmon, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and striped bass. Specifically, I hope to further understand the differences in these species' physiology and behavior and how they may respond to a changing environment caused by anthropogenic alterations and climate change.
As an undergraduate researcher and now a Junior Specialist, I have helped conduct louver entrainment experiments, critical thermal maxima experiments, and growth experiments to understand what physiological traits may be limiting the population growth of imperiled species including green sturgeon, Delta smelt and Chinook salmon. In addition to studying fish physiology and behavior, I have begun helping track salmon movement across waterways including Putah Creek and the San Joaquin River using biotelemetry.