Camryn Kiel is pursuing a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University – College Station under the direction of Dr. Michael Morrison. At the East Foundation, Camryn studies the local bird communities and their productivity in relation to ranch management practices, as well as the effects of prescribed fire on Texas tortoise movement and survival.
In 2019, Camryn earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the Ohio State University, as well as a minor in Spanish. Camryn gained experience in population demography and reproductive ecology studies on a variety of bird and herptile species before beginning her graduate studies, including work with Clapper Rails, Eastern box turtles, Red-headed Woodpeckers, and more. Currently, she is also examining long-term trends in several aspects of Golden-cheeked Warbler breeding ecology in the. Long term, she hopes to pursue a career in wildlife research and conservation.