I graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2018 from Canisius College with a B.S. in animal behavior, ecology, and conservation. I spent 3 years of my college career as a research assistant participating in behavioral studies on beluga whales, and I wrote my thesis on how art can be used as a tool to promote conservation. After graduating I worked as an environmental educator while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. I then went on to be an outdoor educator at the Alabama 4H Science Center. My ultimate goal is to carve out a career in wildlife biology and conservation.