I am a veterinarian and current PhD candidate in ecology in the lab of Dr. Colleen Webb at Colorado State University. I focus on wildlife disease ecology, using my veterinary training to inform my research on factors that drive disease spread and severity. Much of my interests are inspired by One Health, the concept that human, animal, and environmental health are inextricably intertwined. Currently, the majority of my efforts are aimed at trying to distinguish factors influencing mortality in highly pathogenic diseases. In my thesis project I am using a combination of modeling and field studies to examine the effects of host-environment interactions on outcome of white-nose syndrome in bats, scaling individual-level observations to population survival.