I am a first year PhD student and teaching assistant in the Department of Geographical Sciences. I apply spatial data science concepts and technology to better understand human-wildlife conflict. My research is aimed toward building knowledge that elicits practical solutions. 

Areas of Interest

  • Wildlife conservation
  • Human-wildlife conflict
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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Master of Environmental Management, Duke University
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University


  • 2021-03-01
    Flagship Fellowship, University of Maryland
  • 2021-02-22
    Deans Fellowship, University of Maryland
  • 2015-01-01
    Edna Bailey Sussman Research Award, Duke University

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Human Dimensions of Global Change - Coupled Human and Natural Systems
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Suite 300, River Road
Department of Geographical Sciences
kiddings [at] terpmail.umd.edu
Office Hours
Wed 6-7pm