For my PhD project I will be evaluating the effects of urban fragmentation and landscape connectivity on disease transmission and prevalence in bobcats and mountain lions. My major advisor is Dr. Kevin Crooks in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. We are evaluating the movements of felines fitted with GPS collars across a gradient of urban development on the Front Range outside of Boulder and in the Uncompahgre Plateau near Montrose. I earned my masterâ??s degree from the University of Idaho in 2007 studying habitat selection and movement patterns of black bears in a highway corridor.