Science Coordinator, Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Keller grew up on a small farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural Virginia, and received a B.A. in Biology from Hollins College. She gained considerable avian field and research experience working for Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, and various universities. She earned a M.S. from the University of Florida under Dr. Peter Frederick looking at the health, habitat use, and movement patterns of the federally Endangered Wood Stork. She then completed her Ph.D. at North Carolina State University under Dr. Ted Simons studying the effects of atmospheric pollution on high-elevation birds and snails in the Southern Appalachians. She loves mountains, international travel, birding, and learning new languages.