As the Spatial Ecologist for Climate Science at the National Audubon Society, Amanda supports the science team with regional, national, and hemispheric conservation initiatives. Utilizing ArcGIS, R, and Python, she conducts spatial and statistical analyses to create cartographic and data-driven science products. While her work primarily focuses on climate science, she collaborates across the full Audubon science team to provide technical support in spatial data analysis and visualization.
Prior to joining Audubon in July 2023, Amanda obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from Central Michigan University and a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of North Texas, where she was also certified in Geographic Information Systems. Amanda has collaborated with researchers around the world to support local communities and landscape-scale conservation with a focus on land-use and climate change. She has conducted field research internationally in Chile, Italy, Kenya, and Nicaragua, and domestically in Hawaii, Kansas, and Texas. Her research has focused on subjects ranging from birds, bats, other small mammals, and trees. She enjoys integrating her background in ecology and conservation with her geospatial skills to communicate science and connect people with the environment. Visit her website here.