Michaela is an M.A. candidate in the Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B) department at Columbia University and is planning to complete her degree in May 2022. Before coming to Columbia, Michaela graduated from Bucknell University in 2019 with a B.S. in Animal Behavior and a minor in education. Her current research focuses on the relationships between wildlife host movement and distribution ecology, urban environments, tick distribution and abundance, and zoonotic spillover.