Michael Kowalski

Michael Kowalski is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Environmental Studies department. His research investigates the influence of human disturbance on large carnivore behavior and energetics in East African multi-use landscapes to facilitate human-wildlife coexistence. Michael has engaged in inclusive and equitable mentorship across his various capacities in the field of wildlife conservation and has since expanded his efforts to academia. As a pedagogy fellow, he is excited to collaborate with other graduate students to support diverse student communities through curriculum reform and accessible teaching practices, especially in the context of neurodivergent-friendly policies and field-based coursework.