Odum School of Ecology
The University of Georgia
140 E. Green street
I am currently a second year Master's student at the Odum School of Ecology at UGA. I completed my Bachelor's of Science at Michigan State University in Zoology in 2011. I've always been very interested in ecology and wildlife dynamics and hope to continue working in the realm of disease ecology and infectious disease dynamics in the future.
After working in the Avian Health and Disease Ecology lab at MSU, I realized how much I enjoy working with birds, and how much they can tell us! For my Master's project, I am currently examining the degree to which neotropical songbirds face resource trade-off between condition and immune defense during migration. Specifically, I am investigating how lipid (fat storage), stress, parasites and immune defenses interact during the migrations of several songbird species that pass through coastal Georgia each fall.