I am a writer, research analyst, and ecologist.  I am passionate about the application of scientific and scholarly knowledge to the problems of our time.

Doing fieldwork on shorebirds in the Canadian Arctic.

Doing fieldwork in the Canadian Arctic. Photo: Jennie Rausch.

In my own research, I have explored phylogeography and genetic diversity (MSc), examined the costs and benefits of immune function in a migratory shorebird (PhD), and discovered the intricacies and challenges of using molecular tools to study avian immunity (postdoc). I have also worked on behavioral ecology and conservation in arctic, tropical and temperate birds.

My broader interests include musing about humans and how we are adapting to and changing our environment in the context of culture, ecology, evolution and sustainability. I do this by traveling, writing and parenting.

You can read my work here.