I am a criminologist, criminal justice scholar, and crime scientist that engages in both applied and theoretical inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research. I am currently involved in a number of projects that center on better understanding the characteristics and dynamics of wildlife crime, including the illegal wildlife trade, as well as its intersection with other criminal activity (e.g., corruption). I am also involved in several projects that examine conservation-related law enforcement and crime prevention. Finally, I have actively engaged in research projects that seek to understand the experiences and perspectives of conservation rangers around the world.


Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Rutgers University - Newark
B.A. in Criminology, Simon Fraser University

Areas of Expertise
  • Wildlife crime
  • Wildlife law enforcement
  • Environmental criminology and crime science


Research Interests
  • Ranger culture
  • Wildlife crime and its intersection with other criminal activities
  • The enforcement and prevention of wildlife crime
  • Corruption within the scope of the illegal wildlife trade
  • Policing innovation
Research Centers/Institute/Lab Affiliations

Faculty Fellow, Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity

Current Funded Research and Projects

Principal Investigator. Global Wildlife Conservation, Examining the Role, Function, and Potential of Ranger Associations: A Multi-Method, Cross-National Assessment. Awarded: $25,890