Meet the Researchers

Dr. Michel Kohl

Michel Kohl is an assistant professor of wildlife at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. His expertise includes years studying wolves and elk in the American West.

Summer Fink

Summer Fink is a doctoral student at Warnell, where she is studying the effects historic development patterns have on wildlife spatial distribution in urban areas. She has extensive experience studying human-wildlife interactions in urban areas, coming to UGA and Wildlife Atlanta from a similar project in Chicago.

Research Assistants

Daniela Guerrero

Danny is a master’s student at Warnell in Dr. Hernandez’s lab. Her study interests are wildlife diseases, human-wildlife interactions, and carnivore ecology and management. 

Rainey Calhoun

Rainey is an undergraduate Warnell student at UGA. Her two passions are wildlife and writing, and she wants to explore the ways human-wildlife interactions translate into both fiction and nonfiction text. She hopes to use this intersection as a way to bring attention to species portrayal in literature.

Carson Daniel

Carson is an undergraduate Warnell student at the University of Georgia. She is interested in human-wildlife interactions and is interested in pursuing a job working in educational outreach. After graduation, she plans to finish her masters degree in natural resources. 

Previous members

Eden Nitza

Eden graduated from Emory University in 2020 with a BS in Biology. Since graduating, she has studied bats, red-cockaded woodpeckers, snakes, and mule deer. Eden is pursuing a master’s degree at University of West Virginia studying river otters.