I am from Horseheads, New York and I graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2019 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in environmental studies. I am an M.A. candidate in the E3B department planning to complete my degree in May 2021. My current research aims to determine the drivers of tick densities in residential, urban areas using Staten Island as a case study. My general research interests include dynamics of vector-borne transmission cycles, agent-based modeling as a tool to explore coupled human and natural systems, the impact of climate change on infectious diseases, and movement ecology of mammals.