Sarah joined SREL in September 2012 as a research technician with Dr. Jim Beasley. She is currently working on research projects at the SRS focused on mesocarnivore ecology and disease management. Born and raised in North Carolina, Sarah graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with B.S. degrees in Wildlife Science and Biological Sciences. While an undergraduate, she participated in several research projects, including investigating the population dynamics of jaguars and puma in Belize, Central America, and the habitat use and ecology of coyotes in the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia. Before beginning at SREL, Sarah worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in New Jersey studying the development of white nose syndrome (WNS) in evening bats and the effects WNS had on local bat populations. She is currently in the process of applying to the Warnell School at UGA, and is excited to begin her Masterís program here at SREL.