I grew up in rural southern Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University in 2006. I then worked on several wildlife projects with some cool critters across the southwest and midwest before attending Texas Tech University for my Masterâ??s. I estimated the population of lesser prairie-chickens in Texas and created spatially-explicit models to explain lek density. I started my PhD under Drs. Cam Aldridge (ESS) and Maria Fernandez-Gimenez (FRS) in Jan. 2013. I will examine how several sagebrush fauna respond to habitat structure within the current rangeland management framework, and determine how to revise this framework to incorporate wildlife habitat structure if needed. I am interested in spatial ecology and how landscape features at a local and large scale influence speciesâ?? demography. I am also interested in applying this information towards wildlife and range management.