I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Urban Wildlife Institute at the Lincoln Park Zoo. As of Fall 2019 I will be an Assistant Professor of Urban Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. My research applies ecological principles and theories to sustain and restore biodiversity in urban ecosystems. Ecological processes continue to operate within urban landscapes, and cities can support species of conservation concern. Thus, cities are an important venue for the conservation of biodiversity. Through my research, I aim to develop effective strategies for integrating ecological principles into urban planning and urban design.