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Research Interests

GIS, Fish ecology, Fisheries Management, Predator-Prey Interactions, Behavioral Ecology


Thesis project

Effects of Turbidity on Daily Consumption Rate and Prey Use of Largemouth Bass.



  • M.S. Nat. Res. Ecology & Management – Fisheries Option, 2010.  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  • B.A. Biology and Environmental Science (Double major), 2003.  Drury University, Springfield, MO


Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (2007 – 2010)
  • Resource Assistant, Clinton Grassland Field Station, Missouri Department of Conservation, Clinton, MO (Summer 2007)
  • Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, Drury University (2002-2003)
  • Fisheries Technician Intern, King Salmon Field Office, US Fish and Wildlife Service, King Salmon, AK (Summer 2002)
  • Hatchery Technician Intern, Neosho National Fish Hatchery, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Neosho, MO (Summer 2001)
  • Natural Connections Coordinator, Kiwanis Camp Wyman/Missouri Department of Conservation, Eureka, MO (Summer 2000)


Professional Memberships

  • American Fisheries Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • Oklahoma Academy of Science


Activities & Awards

  • Vice President, Student Subunit of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, 2008.
  • Best Student Paper, 2nd Place, Biological Sciences, 20th Annual Oklahoma State University Research Symposium.
  • Jimmie Pigg Travel Scholarship, Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
  • Williams Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Oklahoma State University.
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