I completed my undergrad degree at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2017, where I majored in the Interdisciplinary Studies of Biology, Ecology, and Anthropology. During my senior year, I began volunteering with the Elephant Listening Project (ELP) and subsequently discovered my interest in utilizing acoustic monitoring as a conservation tool. Since graduating from Cornell, I have begun working with ELP as a research assistant and have been able to work closely with ELP’s post-doctoral associate, Daniela Hedwig, on several projects that aim to investigate the function of forest elephant vocalizations. I am currently exploring how forest elephant visitation and behavior has been affected by increasing human pressure along the Gabon-Congo border. Beginning this March, I will be continuing my work with ELP at Dzanga bai in the Central African Republic. Under this project, I will be collecting data on Dzanga’s elephants and helping to train a new observation team.