Title: MSc Student
Originally from Colombia, South America, at an early age I moved to the United States and ended up calling North Carolina home. I completed my bachelor's degree in Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. During my time completing my Undergraduate Degree, I worked for an ornithology professor on the effects of sea level rise on Salt Marsh and Seaside Sparrows and from there I developed a deep passion for avian ecology. After graduating, I worked as a technician on a marsh breeding bird project with my current advisor which allowed me to receive the position that I am in now. Currently I am a graduate research assistant studying the response of wintering grassland bird species of greatest conservation need to restoration in pine savanna habitats. I am currently based out of the Mississippi State University Coastal Research Extension Center and will be conducting my research out of coastal pine savannas in Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. I look forward to expanding my quantitative skills as well as becoming a well-rounded avian ecologist.