Olivia E. Jakabosky
Montana State University
Olivia is a conservation biology and ecology major with minors in sociology and global studies. After noticing the growing disconnect between humanity and nature, she dedicated her efforts to serve and empower rural communities across the globe through research promoting human-nature coexistence. As an interdisciplinary undergraduate researcher, she analyzes the anthropogenic effects on dusky grouse abundance in Montana State University’s (MSU) Wildlife Habitat Ecology Lab. As a research intern with Paraguayan non-profit, Para La Tierra, she will evaluate the effects of urban structures on howler monkeys through local knowledge and naturalistic observations. In her free time, Olivia spearheaded MSU’s first Pan-Asian association, plays her violin, and enjoys the great outdoors of Montana.