I received my B.S. at Kansas State University in wildlife biology. I then worked for that university immediately after graduating for about three years, working under a wide range of research projects involving tall-grass prairie communities, river otters, and white-tailed deer. I am now working under a project with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, with Dr. Randy Boone as my advisor. I will be conducting my M.S. thesis project on examining the effects of landscape fragmentation and urbanization on the behavior of mountain lions in the front range.