Rae Wynn-Grant, Ph.D. is a Conservation Science Research and Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow jointly appointed with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and the Education Department. As a conservation biologist, her work broadly explores the influence of human activity on large carnivore ecology, using spatial modeling techniques to explore these relationships. Rae is currently studying the impacts of human activity on landscape use, habitat suitability, and habitat connectivity of black bears in the Western Great Basin. Rae also helps to coordinate the Education Department’s Science Research Mentoring Program, offering high school students the opportunity to join ongoing research projects lead by AMNH scientists. Rae also serves as one of the mentors for the program, working with two students on exploring the social drivers of human-bear conflict in a rapidly developing landscape. Rae received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Columbia University, her Masters of Environmental Science from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and her B.S. in Environmental Science from Emory University.