I am a PhD student in the Kitzes Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. I use quantitative techniques from ecology, mathematics, statistics, and data science to study and prevent wildlife biodiversity loss.
My research pairs autonomous acoustic recorders and machine learning algorithms to survey sound-producing animals at large scales. I analyze recordings using OpenSoundscape, an open-source Python package that our lab created for training and applying machine learning models to identify biological sounds.
Prior to joining the Kitzes Lab, I received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in Mathematics and Biology (double major). In addition to my research pursuits, I am passionate about birding (eBird profile), science communication, and developing open source tools for birders and ecologists.