Human Wildlife Coexistence – Royal Bengal tigers in Bhutan
The future of tiger conservation ultimately depends on finding ways for people and tigers to coexist.
As a Researcher in the Polar & Climate programme, I leverage my wildlife and habitat management expertise to further the GRID-Arendal thematic portfolio in biodiversity and conservation. Science communication is at the heart of this work, and I love sparking interest and creating “aha” moments – whether it be for policymakers, managers, scientists, students, or the public.
I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming in 2015 and worked in both the public and private sectors before obtaining my master’s in Applied Ecology in 2022. I received a Fulbright grant to complete my degree in Norway, studying ungulate browsing damage and wildlife conflicts for my thesis. Afterwards, I interned at the Scientific & Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) for the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). I have continued collaborating with the UNEP-Vienna office at GRID on projects such as Vanishing Treasures and Central Asian Mammals and Climate Adaptation (CAMCA).
Nothing beats the rush of feeling a fish at the end of your line or getting a stuff block in volleyball. When I am not working, you can find me curled up with a good book, brewing beer, or hiking in the forest… but preferably never far from a warm cup of tea.