MS, The Ohio State University
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.
She earned her MS with The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources in 2019, her research focused on the antipredator behavior of white-tailed deer in urban landscapes. Specifically, she investigated 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.