DJ is a senior with the University of Mary Washington majoring in conservation biology and looks forward to receiving his bachelor's this coming May! DJ is intensely passionate about conservation which has led him to experiences such as his capstone at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, contributing to the development of advanced AI software that helps to identify and monitor giraffe in northern Kenya.
He now shifts gears as a fellow with NVCT, where he is excited to be embedded with land conservation right here in Northern Virginia. DJ seeks to build a greater skill set during his time with NVCT, taking a particular interest in science communication and ways to enhance public knowledge of conservation.
Outside of his work, DJ enjoys hobbies in birdwatching, photography, and art.