Veronica is a PhD student at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and is pursuing a dual PhD in Fisheries & Wildlife and Ecology, Evolution & Behavior. Her studies focus on human influence on species’ distributions. Veronica has lived, studied and worked around the world focusing on marine environments, community engagement, and conservation. She is active in many communities that discuss science and faith. She is a member of the American Scientific Affiliation and Christian Women in Science. She is also president of MSU’s chapter of Every Nation, a student ministry focused on discipleship, leadership and apologetics.