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Research Interests

Fish Ecology and Management, Urban Fishing and Human Dimensions


Thesis project

An Evaluation of Oklahoma's Close-To-Home-Fishing Program.



  • M.S. Nat. Res. Ecology & Management – Fisheries Option, 2009.  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • B.S. Wildlife Conservation Management, 2006.  Missouri State University, Springfield, MO


Professional Experience

  • Urban Fisheries Biologists, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (2009 - present).
  • Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oklahoma State University (2006 – 2009).
  • Biology Lab Technician, Department of Biology, Missouri State University, (2006).
  • Fisheries Assistant, Missouri Department of Conservation, (2004 – 2005).


Professional Memberships


American Fisheries Society

  • Oklahoma Chapter, American Fisheries Society
  • Secretary/Treasurer 2007-08, OSU Student Subunit of the American Fisheries Society.


Activities & Awards

  • Best Student Presentation 2008 & 2009, Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
  • Jimmie Pigg Travel Scholarship 2008, Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
  • Youth Conservationist of the Year 2005, Missouri Conservation Federation
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