I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Urban Wildlife Institute at the Lincoln Park Zoo. My research applies ecological principles and theories to sustain and restore biodiversity. I am compelled by questions of how urbanization and other anthropogenic activities shape species distributions, populations, communities, and behaviors. Understanding the ecology of and in cities is essential to effectively manage and conserve biodiversity in our urbanizing world. Through my research, I aim to better understand fundamental ecological processes in urban ecosystems that can be applied to urban green space management and future urban planning.