After graduating from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Environmental Science, Andie used her post-grad career to explore opportunities in environmental education with a focus on wildlife conservation. Through working at an outdoor science school, a zoo’s elephant department, and the National Wildlife Federation, she realized that she wanted to further her focus on wildlife conservation by pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. With a Graduate Teaching Assistant fellowship in Dr. Salerno’s lab, she hopes to explore the role that community-based conservation can play in promoting human-wildlife coexistence in Tanzania, with a particular emphasis on carnivore conflict. Outside of work and academics, her love for animals is fulfilled by spending time with as many dogs as she can (volunteering at humane societies, dog walking/sitting, etc.). She also enjoys hiking, camping, playing soccer, and just about anything that can get her outside. That being said, she also regularly spends her evenings rewatching her favorite sitcoms and eating Ben & Jerry’s.