Ashlyn Sak is a research technician with the Environmental Institute of Houston's research team. She is from Atlanta, Ga., and holds a B.S. in natural resource ecology and management from Louisiana State University. While in undergrad, Sak conducted research studying prothonotary warbler nest site selection and temperature effects on nestlings. Since graduating, she has worked as a field technician in New Mexico on a project studying the effects of prescribed burns and thinning treatments on breeding birds. Sak's research interests include fish morphology, mutualistic relationships, climate change, and disease ecology. During her free time she likes working out, binge watching shows, and photographing wildlife.