Ph. D. Student | Integrative Conservation - Forestry

Micah was born and raised in the suburban wilds of central Maryland and decided to pursue an education and career with wildlife from the start. As an REU student, she studied mangrove forests on Florida's central coast and her master's thesis modeled urban reptile and amphibian distributions in the Santa Monica Mountains of southern California. She is a Ph.D. student in the Integrative Conservation (ICON) program, interested in the intersections of environmental outreach programs, urban reptiles and amphibians, and the beliefs and attitudes that drive conservation actions. She hopes to leverage the skills and legitimacy attained through the ICON program to support her long term goal of inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards - from wherever they are, exactly as they are



  • Ph.D. | Integrative Conservation - Forestry | University of Georgia | anticipated 2021

  • M.S. | Forestry and Natural Resources | University of Georgia | 2019

  • B.S. | Environmental Science and Policy | University of Maryland: College Park | 2014