Shaley is a Master’s student at Utah State University who is co-advised by Elizabeth and will be visiting Macquarie University. Her general interests are in aquatic community ecology and conservation. Her current research focuses on how trophic level and diet are related to extinction risk in non-piscine vertebrates. Past research has included fisheries ecology and phylogeography of small mammals throughout Beringia. Using her current and past research, she hopes to understand macro-ecological patterns that can be applied to conservation and management. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, cooking, and drawing.