Aireona is a PhD student working with Dr. Ann Kinzig. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011 with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and has worked on several different research projects. Aireona has conducted field and lab research on the ecology of bees, ants, and seeds, and in the summer of 2011 she worked as a field biologist for the University of Arizona’s Mt Graham red squirrel monitoring project. Currently, she intends to focus her research on ecosystem services, whales, and tourism in the Caribbean.