My interests have long included fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology.  I am particularly interested in habitatp1010561 conservation and management at the landscape or ecoregion level.  Throughout my undergraduate training, geography never really peaked my curiosity and I didn’t considered the importance of bio-geographical approaches to conservation.  After a few years of putting off graduate school due to work and family obligations, an opportunity arose in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma.  p1010608With the guidance of my advisor, Dr. Bruce Hoagland, as well as the unique combination of GIS, Geography, and Biology courses I have been able to take thus far, I have come to appreciate the degree of influence that spatial analyses imposes on the conservation process.  This diverse approach to conservation will equip me to reach my professional and personal goals in the fisheries/wildlife management field.