IMG_5461I’m Christy N. Wails, a PhD candidate focusing on avian ecology and conservation issues. I grew up in Pennsylvania and have traveled across the globe chasing birds, wherever they may take me. Broadly, my research has focused on marine birds and colonial waterbirds; I am interested in undertaking research that has important implications for their conservation, elucidating factors affecting seabird population dynamics, and furthering our understanding of marine ecosystem recovery.

I’m also a blog curator for Field Secrets, a bi-weekly blog that focuses on the challenges STEM women face when carrying out fieldwork.