My interest in studying population genetics of species of conservation concern brought me to conduct my PhD research under Dr. Melanie Culver at the University of Arizona. Soon after beginning my studies I became immensely intrigued by the potential for epigenetic data to enhance the study of environmental response in endangered and threatened species. Following my interests, I embarked on a research plan to measure genetic and epigenetic population structure in the endangered Sonoran pronghorn. Over the course of my dissertation work I have also performed subspecies assignment tests for California pronghorn museum samples and developed a suite of microsatellite markers for the crested caracara. For further information, see details on each project below.