Gretchen graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation. As a MS student with The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources, her research focuses on the antipredator behavior of white-tailed deer in urban landscapes. Specifically, she is investigating how coyotes influence the antipredator behaviors of avoidance and vigilance of white-tailed deer in the Chicago metropolitan area. The goal of this research is to elucidate variation of avoidance and vigilance between sexes, age classes, and group sizes of white-tailed deer and how those behaviors change seasonally.
Masters Student, The Ohio State University