Ellie helps manage KBO’s data and assists in organizing and running multiple projects during the field season including; the Trinity River project, the Point Count field season and Community Science effort. Ellie started as a KBO intern in April 2013 when she joined the field crew for the Trinity River Restoration Program. The Trinity Field Crew uses research methodologies such as nest searching/monitoring and spot mapping for five focal bird species along the Trinity River in northern California. Ellie graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2010 with a BSc in Environmental Studies and an emphasis in Biology. Before coming to KBO she worked as an Environmental Educator teaching middle and grade school students at the Siskiyou Field Institute, as well as a bird banding intern in The Bahamas.