I am primarily a behavioral ecologist. My current research is on foraging behavior and visual ecology of day herons (Ardea and Egretta spp.). Herons are visual predators. Yet, they hunt successfully through the air-water interface, a boundary that poses several visual challenges. I am particularly interested in understanding how herons compensate for glare and refraction.
Formal and informal science education have also long been passions of mine. I have several years of experience as a science educator, and I continue to serve the public in this capacity through volunteer work with local schools and organizations.