I am an associate researcher and educator at the Mammalian Ecology and Conservation Unit, Center for Veterinary Genetics, at the University of California, Davis. I combine field work and population genetic/genomics to address evolutionary and natural history questions in populations of wild animals. Much of this work is applied to the conservation of endangered species and populations. I am a member of the salt marsh harvest mouse group, a group comprising both research scientists and state and federal resource agencies, and dedicated to improving our understanding and the status of species. Currently I am managing projects on the blunt-nosed leopard lizard, giant kangaroo rat, and the salt marsh harvest mouse.