Dr. C’s love of animals began at an early age, with thoughts of becoming a zoologist to save the Giant Panda in the 7th grade. While she didn’t save pandas, she received a Ph.D. in Zoology in 2009 that focused on Conservation and Population Genetics. Dr. C continues to be passionate about conservation of wildlife and endeavors to teach others about noninvasive ways to monitor wildlife and their genes. She is also interested in learning about best methods and practices in teaching biology which includes using real-life examples to demonstrate how relatable biological concepts are to our lives. Outside of her professional life, Dr. C loves being outdoors, beekeeping, working on her pollinator garden, and, spending time with her family (which includes her over-sized golden retriever).
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