Carly graduated with a B.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Montana in 2018. During college, she worked seasonal wildlife tech positions with the Intermountain Bird Observatory and Wolverine Watchers.
Carly works as a black bear researcher and maintains MPG’s trail camera network. Her primary goals include compiling wildlife videos, identifying individual bears, analyzing bear behavior, habitat use, and movements, and collecting bear hair and scat samples. She is interested in dispersal, survival, and resource selection of bears.
During spring-summer, Carly is often in the field collecting black bear data. During fall-winter, Carly hibernates in the office and practices falconry. She enjoys hunting non-native European starlings with merlins. Additionally, she enjoys hiking, birding, cooking, and camping.