Outreach

Service and Mentoring

SANTA CRUZ PUMAS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (mentor)

Training undergraduates in carnivore biology, field methods, and data analysis

 

CONSERVATION SCATS CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAM (founder, director)

Collecting scat samples for conservation research while training local community members in animal tracking and natural history 

 

SOCIETY FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY: SANTA CRUZ CHAPTER (founder, president)

Bridging the UCSC community and local conservation practitioners to protect of wild places through partnerships and collaborations across the Santa Cruz region

 

THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY: URBAN WILDLIFE WORKING GROUP (web manager)

Advancing our understandings of human-wildlife coexistence in human-dominated landscapes

 

SMALL MAMMAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN FORESTS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (mentor)

Training undergraduates in animal handling, data management, analysis, and writing through long-term population monitoring

 

WILD FELID RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (California  representative)

Researching and conserving wild felids around the world

 

SCIENCE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (mentor)

Preparing high school students for a career in science through hands-on research

 

Teaching Assistantships

  • ENVS 190 – Senior Capstone: Environmental Problem Solving (2013)
  • ENVS 100 – Ecology and Society (2013)
  • ENVS 120 – Conservation Biology (2012)
  • Wildlands Studies: Disappearing Glaciers & Endangered Wildlife: The Montana Project (2012)

 

Public Presentations

UCSC University Relations • Wildlife Observer Network Bay Area Meeting • Lakeside Elementary School • Ventura High School • Young Scientists Club • Women in Science and Engineering: Science on Tap • Family Student Housing Wildlife Day • Sons in Retirement • Coast Redwood Middle School Program • Santa Cruz Outdoor School • Pacific Collegiate School • Pacific Grove Natural History Museum • Pajaro Valley High School Earth Day Festival • Wetlands Stewards Program • Pajaro Valley Green Careers Course •  YMCA Camp Campbell • Peninsula Open Space Trust Volunteer Training and Science Day • Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education • Lizzy Fowler Adventure Camps • Felidae Conservation Fund High School Field Trip • Arboretum Naturalist Program • Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance