2010-2014: PhD (Ecology). National University of Singapore, Singapore. Supervisors: Navjot Sodhi (deceased), Theodore Evans, William F. Laurance, Steve E. Williams. Titled: A quantitative assessment of arboreality in tropical amphibians and reptiles across an elevation gradient: can arboreal animals find above-ground refuge from climate warming?
2008-2010: MSc (Ecology). The University of Alberta, Canada. Supervisor: Cynthia A. Paszkowski. Titled: The value of stormwater wetlands for supporting multiple life-history stages of the wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) in the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
2001-2005: B.Sc. (Ecology and Biodiversity) with Honors. The University of the South, Tennessee, USA.
ESRI arc-GIS 8.0 certified
Prairie State College, Emergency Medical Technician (2002)
The Culver Academies (2001)