I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to give an interview for LatiNation, “…a nationally syndicated, half-hour program that is broadcast to over 90 markets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands… LatiNation takes an entertaining look at the impact of Latino culture in the U.S. and all things fun and cool.”

After spotting the short documentary on my research on NPR (http://kpseesee.tumblr.com/page/6), I was contacted a couple of months ago to give an interview and discuss my research, my background, and my passion and dedication for the conservation and research of crocodilians through the touch of ecology and parasitology.  I’m very excited for this opportunity, and I hope my love and passion for crocodiles and their environment (and I can’t forget about the parasites!!!), along with my research, connects with people.  If I ever found out that I was able to turn someone’s fear into respect for these ancient creatures, it would mean the world to me!

So, for the local times:


And on an end note, some pics from the field:

Gator catching with Dr. Mark Merchant, and two of my UCLA undergrad assistants

Getting down and dirty with a female American Crocodile in Belize at ACES while teaching the Belize Wildlife and Forest Department about health examination of their local crocodilian species.

In my happy place chillin’ with a 7 1/2 foot American Crocodile in Belize at ACES (American Crocodile Education Sanctuary)