About Me

Hello! My name is Olivia Sanderfoot, and I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Quantitative Ecology Lab at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. I study how urban air pollution and wildfire smoke affect birds and other wildlife using community science data and field measurements. I hold two degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, including a Bachelor of Science in biology, Spanish, and environmental studies (2015) and a master’s degree in environmental science (2017).

I am driven by my passion for environmental science, ecology, and conservation, my love for birds, and my strong belief in the Wisconsin Idea, the philosophy that a university’s research should be applied to solve problems and improve the health, well-being, and environment of the community it serves. Public engagement is a key part of my academic and professional activities.

Click here to view my resume on LinkedIn. If you are interested in contacting me about my current research or public engagement opportunities, please feel free to email me at osanderfoot[at] gmail.com.