I am a new MS student working with Liba Pejchar and Sarah Reed. Originally from Lawrence, KS, I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After graduating, I spent several years working for a variety of wildlife research projects, including a RafinesqueÃ??Ã?Â¢??s big-eared bat project in Kentucky, a sage grouse study in Wyoming, and several projects in Fort Bragg, North Carolina investigating the effect of prescribed fire on wildlife habitat selection, diet, and movement. I will be studying how conservation development subdivisions influence bird and mammal composition and abundance.