I Can Help You in Your Wildlife Biology Career!
I help uncertain aspiring wildlife biologists become confident, competitive professionals who are excited about their career opportunities.
I Teach 3 Key Areas of Focus:
1. Job Market
In this competitive job market, employers can choose candidates that are perfectly suited for the advertised positions. I learned it is essential to understand what job you want before you make decisions on and invest in degree programs, research, and volunteer opportunities.
"In this case, it simply came down to finding a candidate that matched our needs almost exactly, and we were fortunate in that regard."
-Email response from a job I interviewed for that I did not get
Most of us do not take the time to really understand ourselves and think about what we ultimately want in life. We often go on to the next step without stopping to think because that is what we are encouraged to do or what we are expected to.
I believe it’s important for us to slow down and figure out our why. My resources encourage you to not only ask questions about why you want to pursue a career in wildlife biology, but also what you want to live your best life for you.
Strategy is simply the integration between understanding the job market and understanding yourself well so that you can get the job that YOU want. Rather than follow the prescribed next steps often given as advice to everyone, my content is designed to help you come up with a personalized plan that will ultimately get you the career you want.
Add here how I take a personlized approach
5 Ways to Work With Me
1. Read My Book
Getting a Job in Wildlife Biology: What It’s Like and What You Need to Know is a great place to start for aspiring or early career wildlife biologists, ecologists, and conservation professionals.
Read about my journey and receive current advice on how to be competitive on the job market.
2. Take an Online Course
I offer guided group and independent, self-paced courses that will transform you from confused and insecure to confident and enthusiastic about your career. I am always adding to my course library and have or will soon offer courses in:
- Wildlife Biology Careers
- Graduate school
- Resumes and cover letters
- Science communication
- and more!
3. Let Me Be Your Coach
I’m creating a private community of aspiring wildlife, ecology, and conservation professionals to help them level up in their careers. Receive trainings with live Q & A sessions with me and an online platform to ask questions and receive community support.
Sign up for the waitlist to be the first to be notified when it opens!
4. Let Me Help Your Science
Do you want to improve your science and science communication to increase your chances of getting jobs and grants? I offer personalized critiques in the following areas:
- Academic talks and posters
- Job talks
- Public speaking
- Resumes, CVs, and cover letters
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program applications
5. Book Me as a Speaker
I love speaking to audiences about wildlife, conservation, science, and more! I’ve given 100+ presentations on stages across 5 continents to audiences diverse as school children to academic presentations for professional scientific conferences. I am a regular contributor to the Science Channel’s television show What on Earth. Speaking topics include:
- Getting a Job in Wildlife Biology Careers
- Conservation through nature connections
- Scientist stereotypes
- Impostor syndrome
- Effective science communication
- My research: elephants, camera traps, citizen science
Watch my TEDx talk here.
- 17 years in the field (B.A. in 2003, Ph.D. 2012)
- 20+ peer-reviewed scientific publications in animal behavior, community dynamics, camera trap research, non-invasive genetics, citizen science, education, and social science in top journals like Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Bioscience, and Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
- 30 academic talks and poster presentations
- 70+ public talks including TEDx
- Study species and systems across four continents: Africa, North America, Asia, and South America
- Experience working in the federal government, zoos, museums, academia, and alongside nonprofits and state government agencies
- Researcher on large, collaborative open access projects like eMammal and Wildlife Insights
- Honorable mention for NSF GRFP