A graduate of both Fleming College’s Ecosystem Management and the University of Guelph’s Environmental Science programs, I continue to build upon my interests and experience by pursuing an MSc in the Norris Lab at the University of Guelph. My research investigates population demography and habitat use of the endangered Jefferson salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) and their unisexual dependents (A. laterale - jeffersonianum). Results from this work will provide baseline information for conservation management and work towards filling gaps in our basic knowledge about these species.