I am a PhD candidate in Dr. Tom Lacher's lab in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology and the Applied Biodiversity Science program at Texas A&M University.
I am currently based in Santa Marta, Colombia where I work on conservation and sustainability projects focused at mitigating anthropogenic threats to amphibians and coffee farmers.
From 2015 - 2017 I was the IUCN Red List project coordinator for the Small Mammal Specialist Group (SMSG). I am a member of the Species Survival Commission and involved in three specialist groups: Amphibian, Small Mammals, and Climate Change. I am also an Associate Conservation Scientist for Global Wildlife Conservation based out of Austin, TX.
I received my MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Clemson University (2015), where I was advised by Dr. Kyle Barrett. My thesis focused on assessing marsh bird vulnerability to sea level rise in South Carolina and Georgia.
I have a strong interest in science communication, videography (check out my creations page!), policy and outreach
Keep up with my adventures on twitter: @ niksroach #CocoFrogs #FiltersforFrogs