As Alameda County’s Partner Biologist I help facilitate a partnership between Point Blue Conservation Science and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. As a Partner Biologist I use the NRCS Farm Bill habitat incentive programs to improve wildlife conservation, watershed health, and habitat quality on working lands in Alameda County.

I grew up in Windsor, CA and have spent most of my life living around the Bay Area. I feel most at home in the oak woodlands that pervade the rolling hills of California. In 2013 I earned a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies at University of California, Berkeley. After graduating I traveled around North America studying field biology through internships, seasonal jobs and volunteer positions. Many of those positions were with Point Blue Conservation Science, which included: Conservation Science Internship at the Palomarin Field Station, Marine Ecology Internship on the Southeast Farallon Island, and Seasonal Field Biologist for the Rangeland Monitoring Network. Now I am excited to work as a Partner Biologist in the county that inspired me to pursue a career in biology seven years ago. 

When I’m not working, you can find me playing pick-up soccer or exploring hiking trails around the bay area.