I received my bachelor’s degree in fisheries and aquatic science from Purdue University in the spring of 2015. I conducted undergraduate research at Purdue with the supervision of Dr. Tomas Höök and Andrew Honsey which focused on spatial shifts in salmonid harvest and effort by charter boat anglers from 1992 to 2012 in Lake Michigan. I have also spent time with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission divisions of fisheries.
My research as an M.S. student at Iowa State University involves monitoring fish communities and habitat conditions in the Boone River Watershed with a focus on the Topeka shiner. I would like to assess restored stream oxbows as a potential source or sink environment for this species which could lead to their re-establishment in the watershed.