Graduate Student Researcher, One Health Institute
Jessica earned her M.S. in Wildlife from Humboldt State University and D.V.M. from UC Davis. Her dissertation is exploring risk factors for, and pathogens associated with, infectious pneumonia in endangered bighorn sheep. Research interests include: the ecology of infectious disease in free-ranging wildlife, how host social behavior and spatial movements influence disease transmission, endangered species conservation, urban wildlife, and exploring ways to prevent anthropogenic causes of morbidity and mortality in wildlife.